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Ketchikan wastewater not up to standard


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Regulators in Alaska have notified owners of private and government wastewater systems in Ketchikan that the systems don’t meet federal water quality standards.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation delivered letters to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and area homeowners who rely on common ocean outfall sewer systems on Feb. 17 saying that the department is establishing new state permits that tighten water quality standards, The Ketchikan Daily News reported Wednesday.

Common outfalls are used by multiple, not individual, homes and the wastewater spi...

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