Juneau is the only regular cruise ship stop in Alaska that offers wastewater service to ships in port.
City and state workers are busy protecting and restoring roads, the water supply and the electrical grid in Haines after heavy rainfall and numerous mudslides.
For the past three summers, researchers have measured bacteria levels at Ketchikan-area beaches in an effort to prevent waterborne illness.
More than 6% of Alaskans live without modern running water or sewer systems. Those 3,300 households see a higher rate of hospitalization for respiratory and skin infections.
Retired planner was devoted to rural development, arrived in Alaska after three month rowboat journey
Right now, typical residents pay about $90 a month in combined water and sewer fees. By July 2018, they’ll pay about $130.
Customer rates could go up July 1.
USDA works in partnership with communities and the state of Alaska.
Juneau’s water and sewer system will need a $72 million upgrade over the next decade.
How much will Juneau water and sewer rates have to increase to cover the costs of replacing old pipes?