Services Available for Community Water Systems (HOA, etc.)

Services Available for Community Water Systems (HOA, etc.)

SERVICES WE OFFER AS YOUR WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires that a community water system be under the responsible supervision of a certified operator. We are available to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities for you. See our web page for additional details (www.montanawaterspecialists.com).
• Oversee all monthly DEQ required aspects of water systems operation, monitoring and maintenance
• Perform required routine bacteriological testing and disinfection of water mains
• Keep water system plans and “Operations & Maintenance Manual” up to date
• Monitor and oversee the operation of well pumps and pressure tanks
• Collect and transport water samples for required routinely scheduled bacteriological testing
• Supervise treatment and assure proper monitoring, testing, and control of the system
• Test, clean, disinfect, and ensure equipment are protected from corrosion & contamination
• Monitor pump motors to detect unusual noises, vibrations, and excessive heat or wear
• Supervise the repairs of pumps, motors, chlorinators and control valves
• Safely handle, store, and utilize treatment chemicals and on-site equipment
• Maintain safety records and prepare required routine written reports
• Troubleshoot and provide for correction of electrical & mechanical equipment problems
• Monitor for hazardous atmospheres in confined spaces and correct detected problems
• Facilitate the required safety and compliance inspections
• Post safety rules, and provide safety training
• Communicate effectively with Owners, employees, and regulatory personnel
• File annual “Consumer Confident Reports” required by Montana State and Federal Regulators
• Perform Level 1 Assessments and recommend corrective action(s)
o Prepare the required “Operations & Maintenance” (O&M) Manual
o Clean and disinfect storage tanks as required
o Flush and clean water mains
o Inspect, adjust, and clean the pump seals, packing glands, and clean mechanical seals
o Provide cost estimates and suggest budgets for future needs, repairs, or replacement activities
o Perform efficiency tests on pumps, wells, and other equipment
o Field water-related complaints and work to resolve user issues
o Discuss with water users their water-related concerns or requests for information
o Issue (mail, email, publish) “Health Notices”, other consumer notifications , as required
o Conduct any testing or sampling beyond the routine monthly bacteriological testing above (i.e., radiation, lead and/or copper, arsenic, nitrate, nitrite, or any other non-bacteriological analytes)
o Service individual points-of-use softening, in-house treatment systems or filtration units
o Respond to unscheduled water-related events and system emergencies.
o Other Water Systems Services as requested by Owner by separate authorization
o Mileage expenses necessitated by any of the non-routine items above

Note: ● indicates services typically included in the “Letter of Engagement” arrangement, while ○ indicates services typically provide at an hourly rate when needed and authorized by Owner