Tama's water supply sanitary survey resulted in five requirements and eight recommendations, John Lloyd reported to the city council on Monday night.
Lloyd, Tama Public Works director, told the city council Monday night he would present a more detailed report to them on July 16.
The survey was recently conducted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The city must respond to it by July 30 addressing the issue listed.
The summary of requirements lists:
provide a fail-safe device on the fluoride feed system.
make improvements to the eye wash - deluge shower outside the chlorine room so it is readily operational in an emergency.
eliminate cross connections to the treatment plant.
ensure chemical storage tanks are sufficiently covered.
develop and submit the written Groundwater Rule plan.
The summary of recommendations are:
develop and implement a source water protection plan.
develop a contingency and / or emergency response plan for water outages.
obtain well construction logs for each well.
continue to monitor raw water for ammonia nitrogen.
obtain legal control of a 200 ft. radius around each source well.
install air-release vacuum release valves on the well pumps.
operate chemical feed pumps in the middle third of the range.
label chemical injection points throughout the treatment train.