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In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

...the days of springing for traditional piped water and sewer systems are gone, leaving residents in unserved communities...for the state is finding the money to build water and sewer systems in communities that still lack them, with federal and...
First president to enter the Arctic

...2 billion in federal and state funds have been spent over the last 50 years to bring indoor plumbing to rural Alaska, but the challenge is finding money to build water and sewer systems in nearly three dozen village that still lack them.
Sewage spill prompts closure of famed Hawaii beach

...Environmental Services said Monday that Kailua, Kaneohe and Kalanianaole Highway in Aina Hina also experienced overflowing sewer systems. The Department of Health issued warnings for people to stay out of the water in all affected areas, including Kaneohe...
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Water and sewer fees rise today

...go up to $104.74 per month today, the start of the city's 2016 fiscal year. For residents not on the city's sewer system, the water rate is now $29.94 per month. But residents won't notice an increase until they get their July bills...
Updated: Sitka landslide debris too unstable for search efforts

...undertaking. Also, the water coursing through the debris pile is flowing through the neighborhood and overwhelming the city sewer system, he said.Gov. Bill Walker toured the area Wednesday to see the damage from six landslides that crashed into different...
Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...Griffith said.Other projects include movable water and sewer systems in Kivalina and biomass or wind boilers in several communities...costs, which could lower the overall cost of water and sewer systems, said Gavin Dixon, a project manager for the consortium...
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Climate change coming ... to glacier center

...sustainability, he said.Right now, the center uses heating oil and regular toilets that add stress on Juneau's sewer system, among other, dated features, he said."We do all those same things home owners do, and why should we keep doing...
Rethinking human waste disposal

...allow more time for bugs to digest the waste, lessening stress on the plant, he said.The only solids going into the sewer system should be human waste, he said - ground-up food and other trash that goes down the drain adds to the volume of solid...
Empire Editorial: Water is everywhere, but it's not free

...course aimed in our direction. But with a water and sewer system that needs $72 million in improvements - new wells...That's hardly an alluring amenity.Juneau's water and sewer system desperately needs an upgrade, and passing on the cost...
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012 manage the state's oil wealth for future generations.Oil wealth has paid for improving our roads, water and sewer systems, building parks, renewing our cities, and improving life in our most remote villages. The riches that Alaskans...


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