Permit Review Underway for Anchorage Wastewater Treatment Plant

When you flush the toilet or toss kitchen waste down the drain, where does it go? If you live in Anchorage, you may be surprised to learn it eventually ends up in Cook Inlet. A recent visit to the wastewater treatment facility was an eye opening education in what is and isn’t taken out before it dumps into the water.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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