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In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

...boardwalks."Very, very unsanitary," he said. "Eventually, some of the people walk on it."The lack of water and sewer service in Native villages has been linked, in fact, to disproportionately higher rates of skin infections and respiratory...
Editorial: Rising water rates are a pain, but the alternative stinks

...they pay less than half that.The fact is, water and sewer service is much cheaper today than it was in 1980. In other Southeast communities, Juneau's water and sewer service is a bargain.Ketchikan homeowners pay almost $43...
Letter: CBJ has needs, but so do seniors

...housing is needed and assisted-living resources are in serious short supply. Operation and Maintenance of water and sewer services requires financial support, and it may be necessary to increase the rates for customers from time to time. Right...
Murkowski slashes cash for cities

...used for police protection and public safety services, fire protection and emergency medical services, water and sewer services not offset by user fees, solid waste management and other services. Capital matching grants are used for projects...
Commission halts plans for Lena Point

...because a city ordinance seems to indicate a subdivision can't be built in the neighborhood until the city extends sewer service to the area. A week earlier, the Planning Commission endorsed a draft of proposed regulations calling for on-site...
Empire editorial: Welcome back, legislators!

...body that provides oversight for rates charged by public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, water, sewer services, pipelines and telecommunications. The session will also consider an appropriation to place additional veterans...
Experimental farm celebrates a century

...booming gold town. The hills were peppered with miners and the town boasted a power plant, a three-story skyscraper, sewer service and even a thriving "red light" district. Between Fairbanks and the nearby town of Chena, more than 10,000 people...
Feeling the Crunch

...Building homes in North Douglas or out Glacier Highway generally costs more because these lots often don't have sewer service and are on a slope. The average cost to buy and prepare a lot is $120,000 or more, Telfer said. "If the lot...
Cities to push income tax

...Communities. That program helps fund police, public safety, fire protection, emergency medical services, water and sewer services not offset by user fees, solid waste management and other services. The cuts also slashed $15 million in community...
Former North Pole supervisor charged with theft of services employee to help him build his new house on city time and failing to pay for six months worth of city water and sewer services. Randy Johnson, who was fired Tuesday, is facing criminal charges. Johnson, 48, was placed on paid administrative...


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