Safe Drinking Water
The KDEP manages the Secondary Administration Complex public water supply, and provides technical assistance to operators of the Tribe’s other public water supply systems. The KDEP also applied for and received funding for a water line extension to Frye Road. This project was funded by EPA and managed by Indian Health Service.
The Secondary Complex System (PWS No. 062004173) is a small system consisting of a single metered well and a small distribution system. It was constructed during the late 1960s or early 1970s. The Secondary Complex facilities include the Department of Environmental Programs, Education Department, Tag Department, Maintenance building, and the gymnasium. The supply well is approximately 70 feet deep with 6-inch-diameter casing. (image below)It is equipped with a 1-hp submersible pump that discharges (1-inch-diameter pipe) to a 52-gallon hydropneumatic (pressure) tank. The distribution system consists of short lengths (less than 100 feet) of 1-inch- and 2-inch-diameter pipes. This system is tested monthly for bacteria coliforms and other inorganic/organic parameters as required by USEPA. An independent laboratory performs some of the our testing analysis. All test results can be retrieved by completing our request form please.