Tag: Water Quality

New Stuyahok on boil water notice since December

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.

Chemicals in firefighting foam contaminate groundwater at King Salmon Airport

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation discovered another Bristol Bay well contaminated with perflourinated substances.

Dillingham well tests positive for PFAS contamination

The Department of Transportation says it was recently alerted to potentially harmful chemicals contaminating a drinking water source near the Dillingham airport.

Bethel City Council to choose a path forward for Avenues piped water and sewer project

The Bethel City Council is due to decide whether or not to bring piped water and sewer service to an area extending from Third to Seventh Avenue, including Ridgecrest Drive and Main Street.

Fairbanks hires law firms to advise on suing over groundwater-contaminating chemicals

Fairbanks officials hope to recover nearly $4 million the city has spent over the past three years to deal with the contamination caused by perflourinated compounds contained in a type of firefighting foam.

Gustavus households offered safe drinking water after latest PFAS scare

It’s a growing national issue: A foam used to suppress oil fires can leach into the environment and contaminate groundwater. Listen now

Larsen Bay mayor worries aging water infrastructure could collapse

Larsen Bay, a community of fewer than 100 people on southwest Kodiak Island, is dealing with ongoing water issues. Listen now

Klukwan, Takshanuk Watershed Council unite for baseline water quality testing

The Takshanuk Watershed Council and the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan have been working together to collect baseline water quality data in Glacier Creek and the Klehini River, which flow into the Chilkat River. Listen now