By Riamy Beuscher, RCAC communications intern
The new committee includes 10 people under the Alaska Legislature made up of members from both House and Senate, federal and state agencies, nonprofit Tribal health corporations, two rural community members and one civil engineer.
The current state budget for village water and sewer projects is $51.5 million. However, it is estimated that amount will only cover 8 percent of the need. Currently about 40 percent of funding is used to maintain existing systems.
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