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USDA-RD project means better Kasaan water supply

The new Kasaan water tank is seen in this March photo taken by Jerry Cnossen, project superintendent with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Printed with permission from ANTHC.

A $3.4 million federal project to supply water to the village of Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island has been completed.

According to the Alaska office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, the new water treatment plant and storage tank will provide clean drinking water to Kasaan residents.

Funding for the project was provided by USDA-RD’s Rural Alaska Village Grant program.

According to the agency, Southeast Alaska is an area that has been identified for a USDA initiative. That includes forging new partnerships with rural communities to promote economic growth.

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