Fifth Annual USARC/CDC Water and Sanitation Workshop:
Arctic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal—
Current Status and Research Needs

Friday, January 30, 2015 | Anchorage, AK

An ALPHA Post-Summit Session Workshop co-sponsored by the US Arctic Research Commission 
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Several topics were presented and discussed during this workshop, including: discharge from sewage lagoons (primary treatment) and its relationship to human health and subsistence, sludge accumulation (and its deferred removal/impact on existing infrastructure), the lack of “SNC” list for wastewater issues (SNC = serious non-compliance, which, when water-related, helps establish funding need), ways make the handling of honeybuckets less of a health risk, and the issue of aberrant disposal of honeybucket waste (specifically, the long term accumulation of bags which seriously impedes sewage lagoon function).

Workshop objectives:

Workshop Deliverables:


» Workshop Agenda | 148 KB pdf

» Attendees | 52 KB pdf | 14 KB Excel File

» Background Materials

   - Synopsis of studies at the USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center (PCMSC) that may be of relevance
      to sewage lagoon stability and quality in rural Alaska | 646 KB pdf

   - SCAT Machine Engineering Evaluation | 363 KB pdf

» Design Standards and Breakout Group Questions | 77 KB pdf | 18 KB Word File


» Wastewater Design Challenges for Rural Alaska — by C. Adler
   3.73 MB pdf | 1.62 MB PowerPoint File

» Sewage Sludge: Now What Do We Do With It? — by L. Aldritch
   9.04 MB pdf | 7.03 MB PowerPoint File

» Current State of Wastewater Treatment and Disposal in Alaska — by D. Antrobus
   3.76 MB pdf | 3.95 MB PowerPoint File

» Honeybuckets: A Long Way From the Museum — by B. Berube
   9.04 MB pdf | 9.44 MB PowerPoint File

» Sludge Removal Requirements — by B. Doyle
   515 KB pdf | 143 KB PowerPoint File

» Permitting Requirements for Lagoons — by B. Doyle
   513 KB pdf | 139 KB PowerPoint File

» Health Update — by T. Hennessy
   6.00 MB pdf | 3.35 MB PowerPoint File

» Microbial Contamination Studies Around Sewage Lagoons — by E. Mutter
   8.44 MB pdf | 10.68 MB PowerPoint File

» Arctic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal: Current Status and Research Needs — by D. Wagner
   1.18 MB pdf | 1.02 MB PowerPoint File

» Challenges To Sewage Lagoons — by B. White
   8.56 MB pdf | 6.92 MB PowerPoint File

» Wastewater Treatment — by D. White
   1.46 MB pdf

» Protecting Family Drinking Water in Rural Alaska — by D. White
   4.48 MB pdf

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