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Senator Kookesh to Propose a Water and Sewer Task Force

Legislation Needed to Ensure All Alaskans Have Clean Water and Safe Sanitation

Juneau- Senator Albert Kookesh (D- Angoon) sent a letter to Governor Parnell, legislators, and various community leaders concerning a Water and Sewer Task Force.  According to the Alaska Department of Conservation (DEC) 6,028 homes across Alaska are without clean drinking water and safe sanitation.  Senator Kookesh wants to remedy this situation, “We can no longer continue to do business as usual when so many of our neighbors are living in third world conditions.”  Senator Kookesh plans on submitting legislation in January for the upcoming legislative session.

The Senator also asks that if you have any suggestions for the task force or can help provide an accurate number of homes in your community without clean water and sanitation to contact Dorothy Shockley in his office at 888-452-3471 or by email Dorothy_Shockley@legis.state.ak.us.

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