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