This busy department ensures the community water system is regularly tested and the pump house is checked each day. The new water system is expected to come online later this year and will include a water-chlorination system to ensure bacteria levels are within safe water standards. The new water system will be connected to the new well. Department staff has developed a 2015 Housing Maintenance program and repairs and upgrades will occur throughout the year. Exterior home repairs will be done once winter has passed. Snow removal is conducted as required during the winter months and road grading takes place once the frost is out of the ground in the spring. Extra attention is given to snow shoveling for Elders to ensure they can access their homes safely during the winter months.