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Inspection Information
Facility Type15-300 (DWC)
Inspection typeRoutine
Inspection dateJuly 31, 2019
Follow-up RequiredYes
Violations: A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below.
Code Description / Observation / Corrective Action
312  Critical Inadequate Treatment
Corrective Action: Arsenic removal is not meeting minium reduction levels to meet Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines and Operating Permit Conditions. Improved maintenance and monitoring of water system over summer 2019 has not been able to bring arsenic target of 10uglL or less into compliance. Action Required: Upgrades and alterations need to be made to bring water system into compliance before June 2020 season. Contact our office within 2 weeks to arrange a meeting to discuss requirements.
316   Source unprotected and subject to contamination
Corrective Action: Maintain a 30 metre well head protection area around both wells and remove potential sources of contamination from these areas. Including brush near Well #3 and remove garbage bins and hazardous waste storage from around Well #3.
319   Inadequate Chemical Analysis Data
Corrective Action: Water system requires improved pH and chlorine dosing monitoring. Automatic pH monitor broken and not maintained. Action Required: Automatic pH and free chlorine monitoring required at treatment and monitoring logs.
321   Inadequate Treatment
Corrective Action: Chlorination was removed from Well #2 and chlorine dosing isn't based on flow meter. Action Required: Water system should be disinfecting from both water sources and dosing based on flow rate.
323   Other (Specify)
Corrective Action: A.) Improve routine maintenance of Well #3 due to frequent high total coliforms counts in raw well water. (Shock chlorinate semi-annually spring and fall.) B.) Requirements still outstanding from previous inspection reports. 1.) Provide day to day onsite water system operator with some training such as auditing BCWWA Small Water System Operator course (no certification), or completing BC Water Safe. Provide inspector confirmation completed before June 2020. 2.) Maintain back flow preventers at all taps in the marina. 3.) Maintain thrust blocking for water lines at reservoir. 4.) Secure water treatment units from moving/falling.
Routine Inspection Sources to tap inspection conduced, and GARP assessment of wells started, assessment will be followed up with written notice. Provided references on Determining Groundwater at Risk of Containing Pathogens (GARP), and Drinking Water Treatment Objectives (Microbiologically) for Ground Water Systems. Action Required: All upgrades, alterations, and extensions of water system require application and construction permit with Public Health Engineer. (Water system history has multiple incidents of construction and alteration without approval" (Requirement under Drinking Water Protection Act) Note: Primary water systems operator training should be BCWWA Small Water System Operator certified or better. Note: Routine monitoring requirements moving forward: -Semi-monthly bacteriological water sampling all months the water system is in use/operational. -Performance testing of arsenic treatment from raw sources and after treatment → Every 3 months. -Thorough source chemistry testing before treatment every 5 years at wells. -Include all pH and free chlorine testing in monitoring logs including corrective actions and provide reporting of monitoring logs to Inspector semi-annually at a minium. Note: Bacteriological treatment at well will need to address GARP assessment process to follow in writing with direction. Note: Design options to consider while addressing requirement above include: -Centralized treatment design and mixing of water sources, potentially reducing design/operation cost. -Automated pH and chlorine adjustment connected to monitoring devices. -Ability to monitor chlorine residual exiting reservoir. -Reservoir by-pass for maintenance purposes.