Contract Operator Approval Policy
- • The complexity of the system,
- • The proposed frequency of routine visits by the certified operator;
- • System accessibility;
- • Plans for response when emergency action is needed;
- • Total number of systems the certified operator operates;
- • The compliance history of other systems under the supervision of the certified operator; and
- • Other factors relevant to system oversight or to the protection of public health and safety.
General Guidelines for Frequency of Routine Visits by the Certified Operator given System Complexity
|Small Treated Systems (chemical - public health sensitive*)|
|Non-certified trained** personnel onsite||1 visit per week|
|Non-certified personnel onsite||2 visits per week|
|No trained personnel onsite||3 visits per week|
|Small Treated Systems (chemical - nonpublic health sensitive*)|
|Non-certified trained** personnel onsite||1 visit per 2 weeks|
|Non-certified personnel onsite||1 visit per week|
|No trained personnel onsite||2 visits per week|
|Small Untreated Systems|
|Non-certified trained** personnel onsite||1 visit per 4 weeks|
|Non-certified personnel onsite||1 visit per 3 weeks|
|No trained personnel onsite||1 visit per 2 weeks|
* A public health sensitive chemical is one that, when dosed incorrectly, can have an immediate, adverse effect on public health. Examples of public health sensitive chemicals include fluoride and chlorine for purposes of disinfection.
** Trained means completion of the small untreated/treated course appropriate for the system classification. The small treated course will substitute for the small untreated course for personnel of small untreated systems.
Reduced Frequency of Visits
- • The revised proposed frequency of visits;
- • Types of treatment and treatment chemicals;
- • The systems six month compliance record with 18 AAC 80; and
- • Any other factors relevant to system oversight or to the protection of public health and safety.
Requirements for Approval
- • The Application for Approval of a Contract Operator, click here for the application;
- • One (1) signed copy of the Operational Contract between the water system and the contract operator. The essential elements
required in the operational contract include:
- Operator's name and certification number;
- Company name, if applicable;
- Water system information;
- - System name;
- - System contact person;
- - System PWSID number; and
- - System mailing address.
- Date contract begins and ends;
- List of operator responsibilities;
- List of system owner responsibilities;
- Signature of water system representative;
- Signature of contract operator; and
- Date agreement is signed.
Revocation of Approval
- • The water system's compliance record with 18 AAC 80;
- • The contract operator's performance under the terms of the contract;
- • Changes to the system's classification or treatment chemicals; and
- • Factors relevant to the protection of public health.
Operator Training & Certification Program
410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303
P.O. Box 111800
Juneau, AK 99811-1800
Phone: (907) 465-1139
Fax: (907) 465-5177