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Inspection Information
Facility Type15-300 (DWC)
Inspection typeFollow-Up
Inspection dateNovember 21, 2018
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
Observation: Arsenic removal is not meeting minimum reduction levels to meet Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines during peak operating season flows June through October. This is a repeat issue from July 2017 inspection and in non-compliance with Operating Permit Condition #1 (Arsenic levels 2.0 to 2.5 times MAC).
Corrective Action: Actions required - review routine maintenance and design of treatment system in terms of peak demands required. May through October enhance Arsenic testing to monthly until Drinking Water officer rescinds and the exceedances are resolved. By July 1, 2019 provide report to inspector on steps being taken to resolve the issue. If treatment system upgrades are required Application and Construction Permits from Public Health Engineer are required before constructed
319   Inadequate Chemical Analysis Data
Observation: Provide updated complete full chemistry for Well #2 and #3. Testing should match parameters in attached guide from VIHA Guidelines Approval of Waterworks. (Updated testing should be done every 5 years, most recent on file is from 2012-13). (Provide by May 1, 2019).
Corrective Action:
322   Emergency Response Plan
Observation: Provide copy of updated Emergency Response Plan. This is a repeat issue from July 2017 inspection (provide by May 1, 2019).
Corrective Action:
323   Other (Specify)
Observation: Provide basic operator training to day to day maintenance staff working with contract Operators that come on-site on a weekly basis. (examples - Water Safe BC or auditing BC WWA-Small Water System Operator course), (but not certified).
Corrective Action: Action Required - Address by May 2019).
323   Other (Specify)
Observation: Update/improve monitoring logs in quarterly reports (repeat concern).
Corrective Action: Action Required - Add pH monitoring to records. Improve frequency of free chlorine residual in logs. Performance target should be 0.2 ppm. When not met corrective actions should be taken and follow up testing promptly recorded in logs. Record corrective action taken and retesting when arsenic reductions are not met.
Follow up Inspection: after reviewing quarterly reports, meeting with contract operator & follow up with director of operations. Note: Update Drinking Water Officer with the following information by May 1, 2019. Source to Tap Schematic of water system showing all key components including make/model information. Provide copy of routine operation plans in place for water system. Example - April 2004 "Drinking Water Operation and Maintenance Manual" developed by High Engineering.