What happens when we flush? Here’s why Sitka officials are pitching a multimillion-dollar revitalization project for the city’s nearly 40-year-old wastewater facility.
Sitka’s drinking water passes through a penstock tunnel system connected to Blue Lake. If it were to fail in some way, repairs could take weeks, and the impact for the local economy and public health would be significant.
The Sitka Assembly has agreed to take a harder look at a proposed ordinance that would allow the Electric Department to offer discounted rates for new, large customers.