Tag: Water Quality
After an unprecedented summer drought drained reservoirs and wells across Alaska, hundreds of people face immediate water shortages — and lingering questions about the future.
A Kenai Peninsula village is rapidly running out of water. Low snowpack and little rainfall has led Nanwalek to declare a water emergency.
A boil water notice has been in effect since July 2. As of Thursday, residents had only 5,000 gallons of drinkable water left.
“If you've got to wash your car, wash your boat, please feel free to do that while the reservoirs are spilling over right now,” Wrangell City Manager Lisa Von Bargen says.
Believe it or not… one of the worst droughts in the nation is in Southeast Alaska. That’s according to federal meteorologists.
The Dunleavy administration’s decision to defer to the EPA over safe levels of PFAS chemicals in drinking water came at the direction of the governor’s top aides. That’s according to dozens of redacted emails released following records requests.
Yakutat is a coastal community of 600 people halfway between Anchorage and Juneau. (CoastAlaska file photo) State officials...
Anchorage's citywide creek cleanup started Thursday as volunteers began picking up what - each year - amounts to hundreds of pounds of often muddy and wet trash from waterways.
The Dunleavy administration’s decision to redefine PFAS levels considered safe in drinking water has caused dissension among a senior staffer working on contaminated sites. Lawmakers are scheduled to hold a hearing on the issue later this week.
Diomede’s outdated water system recovers only partially after failure; residents make do with snow melt and run-off
Officials say a myriad of issues — including rust buildup in the water storage tank, an outdated pressure pump and a failed heating system — caused Diomede's water system to stop working earlier this month.
The community of Elim is going into its fourth day without running water, following more than a day without power over the weekend. And as of Tuesday, the state issued a boil-water notice for the Norton Sound coastal community.
The state has rolled back a stricter PFAS drinking water contamination standard, and suspended development of new regulations for the chemicals.
Several communities across Alaska have nominated their local waters for a federal Tier 3 designation, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest water quality standard.
The community must collect five samples for testing at a certified lab. But since December, older water lines in the village have been breaking, forcing New Stuyahok to fix those breaks before collecting the necessary samples.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation discovered another Bristol Bay well contaminated with perflourinated substances.
The Department of Transportation says it was recently alerted to potentially harmful chemicals contaminating a drinking water source near the Dillingham airport.