Maine CDC Drinking Water Program

Report
Maine CDC
Drinking Water
Program
Update
2014
DWP Staffing Updates
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Jed Hawes, Compliance Officer
Bill Wallace, Compliance Officer
Christine Blais, Assistant Laboratory
Certification Officer
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Drinking Water State
Revolving Fund
$200 Million DWSRF
Milestone
 Celebration held on May 5, 2014 in Gardiner
 Gardiner’s 2013 DWSRF tank replacement project
pushed total dollars loaned through DWSRF since
1997 to $200M
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
2015 DWSRF
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39 project applications were received totaling
requests of $38 Million
Draft Primary List prepared with 21 projects
with $19 Million of DWSRF Funding.
Preparation on the 2015 Intended Use Plan and
Final Primary List is expected to completed in
January 2015.
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
2015 DWSRF
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State Match
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November 2014 Bond Referendum – approved by
Voters
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$1.8 million total
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$1.3 million for 2014 State Match
$500,000 for 2015
Balance of 2015 State Match – Available in June
2015 through the State wholesale liquor contract
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Grant Opportunities
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Wellhead Protection Grants
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Source Water Protection Grants
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Up to $5,000 per project ($10,000 for exceptional
circumstances)
Up to $5,000 per project ($10,000 for exceptional
circumstances)
Capacity Development Grants
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Up to $10,000 ($15,000 for exceptional projects)
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Grant Opportunities
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Consolidation Grants
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Very Small Water System Compliance “Loan”
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Up to $100,000
Up to $50,000
Sanitary Well Seal Cap Program
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Up to $250
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Land Acquisition Loans
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Purchase or Conserve Source Water Protection
Land
Contact Erika Bonenfant
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Pace of Spending
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Unliquidated Obligations (ULOs)
Congress questioning the need for additional
funding if the current funding isn’t being spent
EPA is asking states to consider ways of moving
money faster
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
DWSRF Needs Survey
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Every Four years
25 Water Systems
2011 Needs Survey – Maine has a $1.18 billion
funding need over the next 20 years ($59 million
per year)
2015 Needs Survey starts in Spring 2015
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Compliance Topics
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Monitoring and Reporting
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Sample early in the compliance period.
Allow for lab analysis time.
Analysis results must be submitted by certified
lab by the 10th day of the following month to
avoid a reporting violation.
Monthly Operating Reports submitted by the
10th of the following month- must be signed by
the Designated Operator unless otherwise
approved by the DWP
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
NSF/ANSI Standard 61
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All materials, products and coatings that contact
drinking water must be certified to meet
NSF/ANSI Standard 61
Standard 61 requires compliance with the lead
free provisions of the SDWA
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
NSF/ANSI Standard 60
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All chemicals must be certified to Standard 60
Sanitary Survey
Labeling on packaging and/or
 Delivery and manufacturer paperwork
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Request to add or change chemicals
All changes to chemicals must be approved by the
DWP
 Documentation must include Standard 60
certification
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Repackaging on-site
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Effective April 2016
Non-Acute MCL goes away
Requires Assessments and Corrective Action“Fix and Find”
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Seasonal Water Systems – Non-Community
Systems with less than 12 months of operation
All or part of the system shuts down
 Annual Start-up plan
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Increased Monitoring Frequency - monthly for
most seasonal systems and some community
systems
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Five the Following Month
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Rechecks
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Decreases to Three the Following Month
Decreases from Four to Three
Monthly Monitoring – No Three the Following
Month
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Training Opportunities
Opening for the Season classes – Spring 2015
 Winter/Spring 2015 – MRWA
 MWUA – Utility Sample Site Plan – End of March
2015
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Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Written SOPs
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The operator in responsible charge shall ensure
that adequate operational and emergency
response procedures are in place to enable
licensed operating personnel to make
appropriate process control system integrity
decisions about water quality and quantity.
Nate Saunders presentation at 2:20 Today –
Public Water System Owner and Operator
Responsibilities
Source Water
Protection
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Source Water Protection
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DWP will produce list of community and
NTNC systems with populations of 250 or more
that are not considered to be “protected”
systems. (this means no updated WHPP or
SWPP, or not implementing source water
protection activities identified in plans);
DWP will provide maps of protection areas
(included updated maps for river/stream
systems);
Source Water Protection
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Consultants will be hired to update PSC list for
each PWS;
Consultants will work with systems to create or
update SWP plans. This will include creating an
implementation schedule for source water
protection activities and continuous plan
updates;
Results will put systems in better position to be
granted SOC waivers or reduced monitoring
under the RTCR.
Elk River, WV – Lessons Learned
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Presentation at 2:20 today
Mike Abbott, DWP
 Ted Lavery, EPA
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Mapping River Sources
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Berwick Table Top Exercise
Updated DWP Website
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
 ~10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) leaked
from 40,000 gallon holding tank into Elk River
 Water intakes at Kanawha Valley water treatment plant ~1.5 miles
downstream of the leak
 Do Not Drink Order issued to 9 counties, as many as 300,000 people
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
 2008 Alamosa, Colorado: Salmonella contamination of the
water system
 Estimated 1,300 illnesses (almost 15% of population)
 Groundwater sources- not disinfected
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
 Trihalomethanes (THMs) are a group of byproducts formed when
chlorine is used to disinfect water high in organic matter
 Orono-Veazie Water District exceeded the federal standard of
80ppb in 2012
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
 December 2013: 1,900 gallons of heating oil was spilled during
an oil tank delivery at the Hebron Station School
 School placed on Do Not Drink Order during investigation
 Carbon filters were also installed as precaution
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
 Break in 20-inch water main flooded streets in Downtown Portland
 Boil Water Order issued, affecting ~4,000 homes and businesses
Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
2000: Walkerton, Ontario
 7 deaths and over
2,300 illnesses
 Investigation
found: Operators
failed to use
adequate doses of
chlorine, failed to
monitor chlorine
residuals daily, and
made false entries
about residuals in
daily operating
records
Maine DWP - "Water Together for Safe Drinking Water"
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Keep Your Drinking Water Safe:
Protect Your Source
Take Your Samples
Maintain Your Treatment
Inspect Your Pipes & Tanks

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