|The water utility operator has achieved the necessary certification to operate the utility.
The current water system is experiencing some difficulties due to the age of the system, but is operating at the proposed level of service. The new water treatment plant is constructed but does not have approval from DEC to operate. As a result, the community is periodically subject to boil water advisories and is listed on the Significant Non-Complier (SNC) list for inadequate chlorine contact time and filtration. A permanent fix will be made as part of the ongoing VSW funded upgrades to the water treatment and distribution systems. Buildings attached to the water system need to run water constantly during the winter months so the main line will not freeze. Most of the City is served from a single water pipe. It is common to walk down the boardwalk and hear and see treated, unused water pouring from underneath city structures. The City recently had a major break in the water distribution system; however, the city had the financial resources to fix the problem without a significant interruption in service.
The wastewater system is also experiencing problems due to the age of the system, types of pumps in the system, and the available power supply.
The utility operators consult with the Mayor on a regular basis and provide verbal status reports monthly. The Mayor, who also serves as the utility manager does visit the facilities and conducts random spot checks for maintenance items.
The utility completes and distributes its Community Confidence Report (CCR) in compliance with State and federal regulations.
The operator maintains an adequate level of supplies and some spare parts for the utility, however does not maintain an inventory control or critical spare parts list.
The operators have a safety manual and preventive maintenance plan for the sanitation facilities. These are included in the utility operations manual. The operators meet daily and conduct regular safety meetings on a monthly basis which is annotated in a safety log recording the date, topics discussed, and the personnel present at the meeting. In addition to the safety meetings, the operators routinely discuss potential risks and safety procedures before starting a job.