Last week, Alaska Public Media ran a five-part series entitled “Kick the Bucket,” in which they took a closer look at the water and sewer situation in rural Alaska. Listen to the entire series via the links below.
From Alaska Public Media: "You don’t have to go to a foreign country to find Third World conditions. You can find more than six percent of Alaskans living in those conditions – without modern running water or sewer systems. The so-called “honey bucket” situation has frequently been deplored and millions of federal and state dollars have been devoted to dealing with it. But the reality remains that people in 3,300 households in the state live without running water and flush toilets and have much higher rates of hospitalization for respiratory and skin infections. Are there solutions? Maybe? Are we getting closer to those solutions? Maybe not. "