|The current Water Treatment Plant (WTP) operator is not certified. He went to an Operator in Training (OIT) class, but did not pass the test, and there are plans to send him to another OIT class. The WTP operator actively makes minor repairs on the lines when needed and constantly makes progress reports to the Interim Manager.
The City is hoping to renovate the WTP to operate more efficiently. There are two homes without service due to freeze up last winter on their section of the line. Without enough revenue to operate the utility, there are no spare parts to make repairs if there is a break down, other then to rely on outside agencies to assist them, such as Yukon Kuskoquim Health Corporation/Remote Maintainance Worker and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium or Village Safe Water.
According to the Environmental Specialist for this region, Scammon Bay is on the Significant Non-Compliance list for Total Coliform Rule (TCR), the Surface Water Treatment Rule, Stage 1 disinfectant By-Products Rule, Nitrate, Inorganics, Volatile Organic Chemicals, Arsenic, and Radionuclides. The Environmental Specialist wrote a letter dated March 6, 2006, to the City notifying them of the overdue testing for the Scammon Bay public water system. Under the Surface Water Treatment Rule, the system needs to install necessary treatment equipment (filtration and disinfection) in the water treatment plant. The City has signed a bilateral compliance agreement with DEC to get the utility system into compliance.