WOP: CWM and CTM
The aim of this WOP is access to qualified water distribution system operator
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
June 09, 2011 - January 31, 2013
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
- New opportunities/challenges for employees
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
Water quality management
Access to qualified water distribution system operator
Compliance with the Michigan Safe Water Drinking Act
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- Joint planning or work
- On the job training
- Site visits
Describe WOPs activities
Canton Township and the City of Westland entered into a shared service agreement. Canton Township provided a qualified water operator to assist Westland in monitoring its water distribution system and in overseeing the city's compliance with the drinking water regulations of the State of Michigan.
Westland benefited from the professional expertise of Canton employees who regularly met with city public works officials, performed site visits as needed, and collaborated on reports and other matters related to the city's water system.
Describe the overall results
- Compliance with the Michigan Safe Water Drinking Act by providing Westland with a properly licensed S-1 operator-in-charge.
- Westland saves $50,000 annually
- Canton Township receives revenue enhancement of $20,000 annually (inclusive of another shared service agreement)