Clean Water & Sanitation

ANTHC provides world-class construction in some of the most remote parts of Alaska. From installing wells and septic systems in individual homes to providing whole communities with safe drinking water and healthy waste water disposal for the first time, the work we do supports the health of Alaska Native people in their home communities.

ANTHC’s clean water and sanitation work focuses on bringing health solutions to rural communities through access to clean water that supports health and well-being. Having in-home water and sewer makes hand washing and healthy hygiene practices easier, which have been shown to reduce illness. Infants in villages with limited water service have five times more hospitalizations for respiratory infection and 11 times more hospitalizations for pneumonia than the overall U.S. population.