The Water Department manages water throughout our system by routinely monitoring and consistently collecting samples for chlorine residual and chloroform testing. We test by the size of our population by law, but we test over and above the requirements. We test at tanks, pump stations, and at construction sites for new lines. We also troubleshoot complaint calls from our customers. We do lead, copper and asbestos testing of our system and meet all environmental protection agency standards and have confirmed that there are no health concerns to our customers.
CROSS CONNECTION PROTECTION
We protect our customers from unacceptable substances getting back into our system due to back siphonage or back pressure from other sources.
FLOW OF WATER
Water circulated through our system is monitored closely to ensure all specific points of the system have adequate supply of pressure, fire protection and duration within the system.
The Distribution system is flushed annually to ensure that our water lines are clear of any suspended materials that may have settled in or accumulated on the bottoms of the water main lines. This high flow water testing ensures the flow rate through the pipe and the inspection and maintenance checks to each fire hydrant will ensure their working ability in times of need to aid fire departments. We survey our system for deterioration problems and routinely check for potential problems.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Corrective and preventive maintenance is necessary to a distribution system. This ensures the safety of water and results in fewer interruptions of service.
Along with routine maintenance of the distribution system, the Water Department has emergency procedures with authority to act on them.
We check and correlate our lines for leakage along with looking for corrosion of lines. We inspect hydrants and exercise valves. We also inspect tanks and pump stations routinely. All our meters are tested for accurate measuring.
The Frankfort Plant Board monitors and keeps records to ensure we are within guidelines of regulations for drinking water.
We train our personnel to do all our jobs through certified programs of training. That engages them in performing qualified and capable duties with knowledge and skill and to do them safe as possible to protect workers and customers from injury or loss of property.
We continue to educate and train to keep workers safe, efficient, and more knowledgeable of their profession and encourage individuals to accomplish and take active roles to improve their performance.