The maintenance provider is responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the maintenance contract.

At a minimum the maintenance provider shall:

  • Inspect components of the system and note whether or not every component is working during each site visit;
    • If an item is inoperative, the property owner must have the item repaired.
      Note: There may be a cost for the repairs if the item is not covered under warranty.
  • Install a maintenance tag, or some other form of identification, on the system at the beginning of each maintenance contract. This tag shall either be punched or marked at the time of each visit to provide the owner with a record of the visit.
  • Test the system as required for chlorine residual, Biochemical Oxygen Demand, and Total Suspended Solids.
  • Submit a report to the permitting authority and owner at least once every four months. All test results and maintenance reports shall be sent to the permitting authority within 14 days after the test is performed.
  • Respond to owner complaints.

Note: All establishments holding a Fort Bend County Food Establishment Permit and receiving secondary treatment shall be visited and maintained monthly by a certified maintenance provider. A chlorine residual or fecal coliform test shall be made at each site visit where disinfection is required. One BOD and TSS Grab Sample test shall be conducted per year


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