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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/bush-caucus-hears-need-water-sewer-work
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-05/rethinking-human-waste-disposal
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-20/empire-editorial-water-everywhere-its
Opinion
Alaska villages cope with treated-water shortages

...hauling water for drinking and cooking from a clean spring and the North River, the way they did until the water and sewer system was installed in the 1970s. Many Unalakleets residents are mushers with large sled dog teams, and they also collected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-25/alaska-villages-cope-treated-water-shor
State
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-19/35th-anniversary-taps-june-20-2012
Opinion
Heavy rain creates water problem in Alaska village

...has been delayed.High water flooded the community landfill, which holds garbage and human waste in the absence of a sewer system. The flooding sent waste over a berry picking spot favored by elders because it was easily accessible. It also sent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-22/heavy-rain-creates-water-problem-alaska
State
City, cruise lines grapple with fees

...services" are sometimes hard to quantify and include increased use of city infrastructure, such as the water and sewer systems. Often during the meeting, Assembly members referred to a "red-face" test, meaning a funding proposal must have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051603/loc_cruiselines.shtml
News
AlaskaDigest

...several feet of water into a city public works building, said Mayor Andrew Kelly, and briefly affected the water and sewer system. But the road damage is the biggest concern, Kelly said. "It's going to cripple the community," he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051905/sta_20050519009.shtml
News
City makes sewer expansion top priority for sales-tax revenue

...sales tax, extending the city's sewer system is one of few with unanimous Assembly...a top priority. "We need the sewer system badly," said Horst Schramm...Healy said expanding Juneau's sewer system has been the top priority of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060305/loc_20050603017.shtml
News

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