|The water utility has a total of seven wells with usage of only two each week and rotates that usage weekly. Water is treated and provided to residents, school, clinic, and the US Coast Guard station.
Public Works consists of four large buildings to provide city services. The electric plant provides waste heat for the four main buildings which include the water treatment plant plus the fire station. The electric plant is capable of producing 3 megawatts with normal running at 650 kilowatts. The maintenance shop has a used oil burner. Two storage tanks provide about 1.3 million gallons treated water storage capacity.
The water utility has a large amount of inventory and critical spare parts on hand. They have not suffered loss of service due to lack of parts. With the stable labor force and frequent RMW on-site support, maintenance requirements are minimal. It is, however, recommended that a written inventory control and critical spare parts list be adopted to be prepared for unforeseen repair and replacement needs.
The Public Works Director attended UTM Organizational Management training in Anchorage December 1-5, 2008.
The city has two sources for fuel supplies which are available via barge service all year. The city purchases and resells from North Pacific Fuel. Tanadgusix Corporation, the local village ANCSA village corporation, purchases and resells fuel from Delta Western. The city maintains tanks with 80,000 gallon capacity for gasoline and 1.3 million gallon capacity for diesel fuel. The utility purchases fuel from the city tanks and is billed monthly.|