The Assembly Monday night let a Docks and Harbors Board decision stand, increasing the potable water fee by a $1.32 per 1,000 gallons.
The fee only applies to ships that tie up at the Cruise Terminal and Alaska Steamship berths.
The city’s drinking water fees have remained the same since 2005. The fee goes from $3.35 to $4.67 per 1,000 gallons.
Juneau sells about 27-million gallons of drinking water annually at the downtown berth.
Skagway is the only other Southeast port that sells metered water, at a fee of $4.20 cents per 1,000 gallons.
- In the past month, the top three leaders at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority have submitted letters of resignation. The shake up comes at a time when the organization, which manages funds for mental health and substance abuse programming across the state, is undergoing a special legislative audit over concerns about financial mismanagement.
- Alaska’s U.S. senators have issued a second round of statements following the rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. This time their criticisms are aimed at President Donald Trump.
- States across the lower 48 will get to see a full solar eclipse Monday, August 21, as the moon slides directly in front of the sun for roughly two minutes. People from all over the world are flocking to towns that will fall under the path of the moon’s shadow.
- A science, technology, engineering, and math program geared towards Alaska Native students has guided one Kodiak local through both middle school and high school. And now, he’s off to college.