Stewart Community Water System - Inspection Report

Inspection Information:
Facility Type:  WS1A
Inspection type:  Routine
Inspection date:  June 27, 2016
Follow-up Required:  No

This facility was given a low hazard rating.
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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.