Stewart Community Water System - Inspection Report

Inspection Information:
Facility Type:  WS1A
Inspection type:  Routine
Inspection date:  June 17, 2015
Follow-up Required:  Yes

This facility was given a low hazard rating.
More information on hazard ratings.

Violations:
A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below.

Code   Description / Observation / Corrective Action
313   Inadequate treatment
Observation: The distribution system is at risk. Water pressures cannot be maintained in all situations, older infrastructure and water loss indicate potential breaks or structural integrity issues with distribution lines, and a percentage of the water lines are at or below the water table for at least a portion of the year. All of these items create increased risk for intrusion of pathogens into the distribution system.
Corrective Action: A variety of options are available to address identified concerns to decrease the potential for pathogen impact on the water distribution system. Addressing ways to maintain pressure, reduce structural integrity issues and to incorporate residual disinfection will provide added security and safety for this system. It is strongly recommended that residual disinfection be incorporated to add an additional barrier to potential pathogen impact on the distributed water; especially during unexpected situations.
319   Inadequate Chemical Analysis Data
Observation: As a permit condition of operation a chemical sampling is required a minimum frequency of every 5 years, or sooner at the request of the Environmental Health Officer.
Corrective Action: A sample, testing for identified Northern Health core chemical/physical parameters, is required for all 3 sources. Samples are to be submitted to an accredited lab for testing by July 15, 2015. Permit condition to be updated to state the following. “Chemical sampling is required a minimum frequency of every 5 years, or sooner at the request of the Environmental Health Officer to provide chemistry analysis a minimum of every 3 years”.