Operating a public water system comes with a tremendous responsibility. In addition to complying with complex federal and state regulations and reporting requirements, you must properly maintain your public water system to protect your equipment and ensure its continued reliability. This is where Secondwind Water Systems comes in. Our team of NH-certified public water operators will help you manage the physical components of your system so you don’t have to worry about it. In this month’s blog, we talk about the importance of having an annual public water system inspection and cleaning.
Public Water System Inspection and Cleaning
Like any complex system, a public water system needs routine maintenance to make sure it’s operating efficiently. An annual public water system inspection and cleaning will enhance public health protection, improve your system’s reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and increase your system’s lifespan.
A PWS inspection covers all components of your water system, from the wellhead to the distribution point. It includes several mechanical checks and visual inspections to ensure the safe and proper functioning of your public water system
Ensuring Quality Standards with Signature PWS
Every Secondwind team member who is involved in managing your public water system upholds the standards of Secondwind’s Signature PWS. It’s what sets us apart from others in our industry. An annual inspection and cleaning will be performed, followed by quarterly checks of the system. As part of our standard, we ensure the following:
- All pump house equipment is clean and free of dust.
- Space is clean and free of dust, debris, insects, and rodents.
- Switches and their functions are clearly labeled.
- Switches and alarm lights are working.
- Your pump house is properly insulated and ventilated.
- There is a clear pump house and wellhead path.
- The area around your pump house and storage tank is clear.
- Entrance to pump house is safe and easily accessible.
- Your work area and system area are clear of any non-essential items.
- Your well is at proper height, and is sealed, dry. and sanitary.
- There is no moisture in your pump house.
- There are no signs of deterioration on your walls or ceiling.
During this inspection, any safety concerns or problems outside the scope of work will be brought to the your attention. The goal is to preserve the life of your system by identifying any issues or needed upgrades.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
The Secondwind team takes before and after pictures of every water system we maintain. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.
Public Water System Maintenance in NH
In addition to providing your annual public water system inspection and cleaning, Secondwind offers comprehensive technical management of small public water systems. We act as your advocate, representing you and your system in all matters concerning operation, health, water quality, and compliance. Contact us today for a FREE site evaluation.