OPERATORS:

NameRoleCert. LevelExpiration DateCEU Req. Met
Samuel SawyerPrimary   
Dave DuffieldBackup   
Billy Joe PhillipsBackup   

THORNE BAY WATER & SEWER UTILITY

GENERAL INFORMATION

Applications for water and sewer service are available online by downloading the applications online, or at City Hall, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919.

FACILITY INFORMATION:

Facility Name:Thorne Bay Wastewater Treatment System
Community:Thorne Bay
Owner/Employer:Thorne Bay, City of
Type of Facility:Wastewater Treatment
Classification Level:

Class 1

UTILITY CLASSIFICATION DOCUMENTS:

Waste Water Treatment Classification

Wastewater treatment systems are classified according to a point rating system. Point values are recognized for each of the various components found in a treatment plant. Points are totaled once all components have been recognized. The total number of points determines the classification of the wastewater treatment system. Click here to view the entire list of components for which points can be counted for wastewater treatment. The specific components that have been recognized toward the classification of this wastewater treatment system are as follows:

Score CategoryScore
Size (Peak day design capacity, gallons per day) – 100,001 – 500,0009
Pretreatment – Mechanically cleaned screens2
Secondary Treatment – Activated sludge: Oxidation ditch8
Secondary Treatment – Secondary clarifiers4
Sludge Thickening and Dewatering – Screw press5
Solids Disposal – Off-site disposal1
Total29
Total Score   System Classification
1-30Class 1
31-55Class 2
56-75Class 3
>75Class 4

 

For more information, please review the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification and Training Regulation (18 AAC 74).

THORNE BAY WATER SUPPLY AND TREATMENT INFORMATION

Water Lake, north of Thorne Bay, supplies water, which is treated and stored in a tank before piped distribution. The gravity sewage system includes secondary treatment before discharge into the Bay. Approximately 75% of households are connected to the piped systems and are fully plumbed. Residents on the south side of the community use rain catchment, streams or springs, and a central water source is being designed for this area. Funds have not been secured to construct it. The City provides refuse collection services, a regional baler, a recycling facility and landfill, and participates in annual hazardous waste disposal events. Construction is underway to connect Thorne Bay and Kasaan to the Black Bear Lake Hydroelectric facility.

PUBLIC NOTICE – WATER CHARGES

PLEASE REMEMBER THE MINIMUM CHARGE FOR TEMPORARY WATER/SEWER DISCONNECTION IS $30.00 (plus tax). 

REMINDER!!!  All unimproved lots or discontinued services on the water line will be charged a monthly service availability fee, according to the current rate schedule established by Resolution and incorporated in this chapter by reference, to help offset the cost of operating and maintaining the water system. No unimproved lots or discontinued services will be allowed to connect to the system until all fees are paid. This amount may include interest and penalties on delinquent accounts. In the event of a change of ownership in the property, it will be the responsibility of the customer to disclose any amount owed to the new owner.

SEE THORNE BAY MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS:

  • 13.04.145 STUB OUT – UNPLUMBED:  
  • 13.28.095 UNIMPROVED OR DISCONTINUED.
  • 13.52.010 TEMPORARY DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE.

For Water/Sewer service (disconnect, reconnect, or new), please call City Hall at (907) 828-3380.

Our Location

  • 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
  • 907-828-3380
  • Contact City Hall

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