About 8,000 people live in the 13 mostly Yup’ik villages in Alaska’s Kusilvak census area, from Hooper Bay on the coast to Emmonak at the mouth of the Yukon River to Russian Mission upriver. The region’s isolation adds 40 percent or more to the cost of goods for shipping
The city of Palmer, Alaska will begin much needed upgrades to its wastewater system after receiving $8.3 million in funds…
House Bill 209 was signed into law July 28 forming the Alaska Water and Sewer Advisory Committee which will assess current water and sewer conditions in rural areas of the state.
North Slope Borough and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are working to determine if numerous industrial drums contaminated drinking water at Point Lay’s drinking water lake.
In nearly 30 Alaska communities, some 3,300 homes still have no sewer system or running water. Residents resort to using buckets, referred to as ‘honey buckets’ for toilets. These open waste collection sites can cause respiratory illnesses, especially in children.