When designing a new water treatment / distribution or wastewater treatment / collection system it is important to understand the certification level the operator will need to have to operate the system. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has but together a few worksheets to help engineers determine the classification level of the system they are designing. It is recommended to reach out to ADEC to review the filled out worksheets and confirm the official system classification.
When planning for the future closure of a Sewage Lagoon it is important to review the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s (ADEC) requirements. The ADEC requires closure plans be submitted for approval at least 60 days prior to the intended closure of a lagoon. The closure plan must be approved by the solid waste program prior to the actual closure of the lagoon.
Click the below button to see the complete list of the ADEC Sewage Lagoon Closure Plan Requirements on the state website.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has many resources available on their website for water utilities. One that we found recently was their “Incident Action Checklists for Water Utilities”. These checklists help utilities prepare for and coordinate during natural and manmade disasters. Though the EPA has provided many checklists for a variety of different situations the following are ones that we believe are most useful to Utilities in Alaska:
- Wildfire Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
- Pandemic Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
- Power Outage Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
- Harmful Algal Bloom Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
- Extreme Cold and Winter Storms Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
- Earthquake Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
- Flooding Incident Action Checklist (pdf)
Click Here to checkout the complete list of “Incident Action Checklists for Water Utilities”.