A sample maintenance schedule for a small water system is shown below. The requirements will vary with the type and complexity of the water system, so a schedule should be customized to suit the system.
Tasks can be broken down into daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal repeats. For example:
- Check water meter readings and record water use.
- Check and record water level indicators in reservoir/storage tanks.
- Check and record chlorine level in the distribution system.
- Inspect chemical feed pumps for proper operation.
- Inspect well pumps, motors, pressure gauges, and controls. Record well pump running times and pump cycle starts.
- Record and investigate customer complaints.
- Inspect heater operation during winter months.
- Inspect chlorine testing equipment.
- Check chemical solution tanks and record use.
- Clean pump house and grounds.
- Make sure fire hydrants are accessible.
- Record pumping rate for each well or source water pump.
- Inspect pump house plumbing for leaks.
- Take bacteriological sample in for testing (required testing frequency may vary — check with your local health authority).
Monthly, Seasonal, or Annual Tasks
- Take and record electrical meter readings at pump house.
- Inspect well head or intake structure.
- Inspect reservoir.