The Sustainable Northern Shelters (SNS) Program

Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Evaluation Project
Denali Commission Major funding for this project was provided by The Denali Commission
The Sustainable Northern Shelters (SNS) Program was developed by CCHRC to provide a platform for changing how housing is approached in Rural Alaska and other Arctic areas. The SNS Program has developed a number of partners across Alaska and has just completed (summer of
2009) its first prototype residential house in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska.

Anaktuvuk Pass SNS Demo Home
Photos on this page by Ty Keltner, Cold Climate Research Center (CCHRC)

The SNS Program has started the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Evaluation Project, with key support from the Denali Commission and project partners.

Rural sanitation in Alaskan communities is a key problem for both communities, housing authorities, and environmental agencies. Small-scale sewage treatment plant (STP) systems designed for the harsh environmental conditions of rural communities and the cultural environment of each community is a key need in Alaska. This project is helping to evaluate the design and operations of STP systems in rural settings and our harsh arctic environmental conditions.

Instrumentation and Environmental Sciences Supporting Partners GW Scientific and Campbell Scientific Inc.
Web-Site Support and Development Partner Engineering and Environmental Internet Solutions
Last Modified: 9Sep10