Program is responsible for maintaining community water and septic systems; individual residential water and sewerage systems; appliances such as hot water tanks; heating systems and snow clearing from roadways and elders’ driveways. Staff are participants in the Environmental Operators’ Certificate training program. The maintenance program is managed through the work order system.
- Staff are responsible for almost 400 appliances, such as stoves and fridges
- Staff take water samples weekly to ensure our water remains safe and of high quality
- Residents can phone in maintenance requests to the Prince George head office to initiate a work order and document work requirements
- The Tsay Keh Dene band has assumed responsibility for all hydro payments on behalf of residents – our annual hydro bill can exceed $250,000 per year
- The Tsay Keh Dene band also assumes responsibility for all propane payments on behalf of elders
- During winter months maintenance staff are challenged by residences freezing up when heating systems fail – please let us know when homes are un-attended so that safeguards can be initiated
- Staff check water flows and water levels each week day to ensure water is available, especially in the event of a fire