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The Operations Department is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater infrastructure. The Department maintains strict regulatory compliance in accordance with the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Water systems are managed and maintained to ensure the health and safety of the Laguna Community and ensuring that provisions of the USEPA and Pueblo of Laguna Regulations and Laws are met.

Kyle Leon, Operations Manager

Wastewater Level 1, Water Systems level 2


Water:

Using technological systems such as SCADA along with manual monitoring, the UA operations department manages approximately 407,984 LF or 77.27 miles of pipe. In addition to the extensive piping network, 6 - water wells, 2 filtration systems and 9-storage tanks are overseen and managed annually.


Waste Water:

Using technological systems such as SCADA along with manual monitoring, the UA manages 19 active lagoon systems, which includes 8 paired systems, and 2 systems with 3 cells. The operations department also maintains 6 sewage lift stations, with standby systems in the event a lift station becomes inoperable.


Systems Operations & Maintenance


Water

Wells - Primary source of the distribution system for domestic use.

Tanks - Storage capacity for fire suppression and emergencies.

Pipes/Valves & Appurtenances - Conveyance systems.

Compliance - Treating, testing and reporting.

Regulatory Agency - EPA Region 6


Sewer

Lagoons - Aeration lagoons; minimal maintenance.

Lift Stations - Mechanically operated to force transfer of waste water.

Pipes & Appurtenances - Conveyance system.

Compliance - Treating, testing and reporting.

Regulatory Agency -EPA Region 6

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