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Spending bills would provide $75 million for rural sanitation

...recently unveiled in the U.S. Senate would provide rural Alaska with $75 million to improve drinking water and sanitation systems. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the bills on Thursday. They now go to the full Senate, after which...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072902/sta_spending.shtml
News
North Slope mayor warns bond bill hurts ANWR efforts

...halt a move to limit his borough's ability to tax the North Slope oil fields to build schools, power plants and sanitation systems. Ahmaogak compared the state's 1973 property tax law to a "treaty" allowing North Slope Inupiat to benefit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112701/sta_anwr.shtml
News
Liveaboards face fee hikes

...drew objections at the meeting. The new agreement would require that owners have a functioning, approved marine sanitation system and at least $100,000 in liability insurance. Vessels would need to be seaworthy and plastic or canvas tarps...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121601/Loc_liveaboard.shtml
Local
UAA program grows Native engineers

...worked mostly on the North Slope, building in the oil fields. One of his other jobs involved studying village sanitation systems. Many seemed badly designed, inappropriate for the community's needs. In most villages no one understood well...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011203/sta_students.shtml
News
Loophole lets cruise ships dump pollution

...other chemicals. ``Black water'' is sewage, which under Coast Guard regulations, must go through a marine sanitation system before being dumped. Black water can be pumped out once the ship has traveled at least three miles offshore. On...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102799/Loc_cruise.html
Local
Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...cesspool puddles. "Climate change aside, you have these ongoing challenges in providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems," Brubaker said. "It's a challenge to acquire the resources to make improvements to a community's infrastructure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032811/sta_806546506.shtml
News
Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...cesspool puddles. "Climate change aside, you have these ongoing challenges in providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems," Brubaker said. "It's a challenge to acquire the resources to make improvements to a community's infrastructure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-03-27/warming-brings-unwelcome-change-alaska-
State
Fewer rural households still rely on honey buckets

...villages in the Interior and Southwest Alaska. Villages with a noncash economy may have difficulty maintaining a sanitation system because customers may not be able to pay for services. Deep cutbacks in municipal revenue-sharing over the last...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120999/Loc_water.html
Local
Pro: Life is improving for Haitians, and the global commitment is firm

...and to do so in the most transparent and practical way to meet longer-term needs such as restoring water and sanitation systems, providing adequate shelter and creating sustainable livelihoods. Like many others, I wish that the pace of help...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032610/opi_596555930.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...structures over the next 23 years, a university study has concluded. Roads, bridges, airports, harbors, schools and sanitation systems built for a cold climate will deteriorate faster as thawing, flooding and coastal erosion increase due to warming...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062807/sta_20070628099.shtml

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