Tag: Water Quality
Many more people in Y-K Delta villages will soon have access to running water to wash their hands during the coronavirus outbreak. On March 24, the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC)’s advisory committee voted to reconnect running water to homes that were unable to pay for it.
Water consumption has risen in Wrangell since the recent cold snap. The town is using 150 gallons per minute more than it did last month. That’s about a 50 percent increase in consumption.
On Jan. 12, water pressure at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain mobile home park dropped to a trickle. It took days to get fixed, and now they have to boil the water to use it. Some residents say they’re frustrated with how the situation was handled.
(Creative Commons) City officials in Saxman are asking the community’s 400 residents to limit water use as temperatures...
Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, temperatures have reached far below zero for weeks, freezing pipes in homes and businesses across the region.
Without at least $1 million in upgrades, the aging water system in Port Alexander risks failure — perhaps catastrophically.
Norton Sound storms have caused large chunks of the berm to erode this year, necessitating emergency repairs.
A Northwest Arctic Borough program cut water bills by about two thirds, but one village says it doesn’t need the help
The program is a partnership between the borough, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Maniilaq Association to bring local communities in compliance with state criteria for water utilities.
An Anchorage-based consulting firm tested five of six contaminated wells south of the Dillingham airport — it's now moving forward on the next phase of a potential long-term solution.
Following a season of drought, the Southeast Alaska community of Metlakatla is navigating a different relationship with water, like a number of other places in the region.
Water and sewer...
Imagine living in a town where only some of the residents have running...
The state seeks tens of millions of dollars from Williams Alaska Petroleum for contaminating the area’s groundwater, and to help pay for cleanup and expansion of North Pole’s water system.
LISTEN: 32 rural Alaska communities still lack running water. Infrastructure builders are trying to change that.
For most Americans, in home running water and flushing toilets are considered basic utilities, but across rural Alaska more than 30 villages are still living without piped systems. What are the challenges of providing water infrastructure to these communities?
A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs. (Photo courtesy of the state) Ketchikan’s...
The new plant should be up in running in three years.
For residents, the infrastructure expansion means better health outcomes, less time spent hauling water and more time doing other things — like moose hunting.
The controversial tax could generate about $3.5 million a year — but processors and fishermen say it would stress the industry even more.
While the city’s reservoir has returned to a healthy level, residents and businesses are still trying to repair the damage and plan for the future.