Tag: Water Quality
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.
The Kenai Peninsula village is one of six Alaska communities that have dealt with water shortages this summer, a season of record heat and dryness.
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Diomede’s outdated water system recovers only partially after failure; residents make do with snow melt and run-off
Officials say a myriad of issues — including rust buildup in the water storage tank, an outdated pressure pump and a failed heating system — caused Diomede's water system to stop working earlier this month.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.
Ever wonder what happens when you flush? At Sitka’s wastewater treatment plant, a $10 million dollar revitalization project is in the works for the facility that was built almost 40 years ago.
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.
What’s it like to go from hauling all your water and sewer to one day being able to turn on the faucet and flush a toilet? In Eek, a multi-year project is wrapping up bringing running water to the community for the first time.
What happens when we flush? Here’s why Sitka officials are pitching a multimillion-dollar revitalization project for the city’s nearly 40-year-old wastewater facility.