Anchorage Taps Eklutna Lake for New Water Supply

by Robert E. Miller, Univ of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, USA,
William H. Blackmer, Univ of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering


The 170 million Eklutna Water Project will furnish water to Anchorage, Alaska by the summer of 1988. The project consists of an 8,500-foot long diversion tunnel, 6 miles of 54 to 60-inch raw water pipeline, 35 million gallon per day water treatment facility, 15 million gallon clearwell, 24 miles of large diameter treated water pipeline, and two energy recovery stations. Permits, easements, property transfers, and water rights have been obtained. Designs were completed at the end of 1985. Construction of the treated water pipeline is well along and construction of the remaining project elements will start in 1986. A program management approach has been used to successfully keep the project on schedule and within budget.

Subject Headings: Water pipelines | Water supply | Anchorages | Water supply systems | Lakes | Water treatment plants | Construction management | Project management | Alaska | United States

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