ANTHC Water & Sewer

Project Detailsx


Location: Various Rural Villages, AK

Year Completed:2018-present


> Planning & Design
> Geotechnical Investigation
> Hydrogeological Services
> Environmental Services & Permitting
> Surveying
> Cost Estimating
> Public Involvement
> Construction Administration


Project Overview x

Since 2018, HDL has been working alongside the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to upgrade water and sewer systems in various rural villages throughout the state of Alaska. These complex projects often require large, multidisciplinary teams and subcontractors to develop preliminary engineering reports (PERs) that include a preliminary design and third-party construction cost estimate for several project alternatives. ANTHC can then use these reports to secure funding for the water and sewer improvements.

Apart from developing PERs, HDL has also provided designs for multiple water and sewer projects and limited construction administration services for select projects. In some communities, these projects mark the first time water service is being installed. To ensure the designs fit each community’s unique environment, soils, topography, and goals, HDL has traveled to each community to discuss the maintenance and costs of the water service with homeowners. The team tailored solutions for each community, such as piped water and sewer, PASS systems, conventional septic systems, or hauled water, while taking into consideration community input and educating stakeholders about the impacts of the selected options. The ultimate goal of the team was to work collaboratively with the communities and stakeholders to find multiple solutions to their challenges.

Projects completed under this term contract include:

  • Perryville Community Water Source PER
  • Hughes Low-Pressure Sewer System (LPS) PER
  • Mertarvik Deep Water Barge Access Design
  • BLAR Ramp Extension
  • Mertarvik Wide Road Extension
  • Port Graham Outfall Consolidation
  • Scattered Sites First Service Water and Sewer PERs
  • Ruby Well and Septic Design
  • Nikolai Well and Septic Design
  • Koyukuk Wells, Plumbing, and Septic Design
  • Sand Point Lift Station Upgrades
  • Ambler Service Connection and Honey Bucket Disposal
  • Selawik Water and Sewer
  • Circle PER
  • Birch Creek PER
  • Hughes One Home Service
  • Chalkyitsick PER
  • Rampart Business Plan
  • Ruby 26 Homes Wells, Plumbing and Sewer Service
  • Tyonek Lagoon
  • Nikolai 1 Home well and Septic Design