Hiring the Right Public Water System Operator
Hiring the right public water system operator is critical to ensuring the safety of your water supply, managing and sustaining its long-term capacity, and complying with complex federal regulations and reporting requirements.
Public Water System Challenges
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the majority of New England’s public water systems (PWS) are small—serving under 3,300 people. Most small systems have unique challenges, including a lack of financial resources, staff, technical training, and technology. “When it comes to managing a small PWS, hiring the right public water system operator is especially important to making key water management decisions, meeting legal requirements, and complying with federal reporting standards,” says NH Certified Water Operator Christine Fletcher, president and founder of Secondwind Water Systems.
Hiring the Right Public Water System Operator in NH
How do you go about hiring an operator for your public water system? Should you hire an individual or a team of experts from a water treatment company?
If you hire an individual PWS operator, you have to rely on that one person’s experience and knowledge when making the critical decisions involved in managing your water system. You must also ensure that he or she receives the ongoing training and certification to comply with federal standards. For many smaller public water systems, the financial burden of hiring a full-time operator is too high.
When you hire a water systems company like Secondwind Water Systems to manage your operations, you have access to a team of professionals with extensive industry knowledge and experience, including:
- management and maintenance of entire well systems–from well to distribution;
- the latest water system management standards and technologies;
- ability to troubleshoot and repair issues in a timely manner;
- regulatory reporting and compliance management;
- communications and problem resolution experience with state environmental agencies;
- managing day-to-day risks in an increasingly stringent regulatory climate;
- financial and capital planning and budget development assistance.
Grade II Certified Water Operators in NH
For nearly 30 years, the professionals at Secondwind Water Systems have been keeping New Hampshire’s public water systems safe and efficient. We have a solid and long-standing relationship with the NHDES and experience with the highest quality sanitation and disinfection systems in the region. We are Grade II certified operators with the state of NH. Contact us today to learn why you should trust your water system to Secondwind Water Systems.