City of Kodiak staff respond to breach in water main downtown

Updated November 13, 2023

City of Kodiak fixed the breach in the water main downtown and the boil water notice has been lifted, according to a representative for the health department of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The breach was initially found on Friday and staff worked through the weekend to ensure water quality returned as soon as possible. Some residents reported their tap water being discolored during the construction.

Updated November 10, 2023

City of Kodiak staff are responding to a breach in the water main in downtown Kodiak. That’s according to a press release from the City of Kodiak’s manager, Mike Tvenge. 

Homes and businesses south of Rezanof Drive to Center Street as well as surrounding areas may see significant discoloration of water. Residents in the affected areas are advised to drink bottled water or boil water before use. 

City staff are distributing water on the corner of Mill Bay Road and Center Street. Staff are also going door to door to notify residents in the affected area, according to a representative for the City. 

Repairs are expected to be completed in the next 24 hours and the water should be drinkable again by Saturday morning.

Staff have several cases of water for affected residents in the most heavily affected area. (Courtesy of the City of Kodiak)

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