Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Water We Drink

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The water we drink comes from Devil's Lake. I hear it got it's name because an old Inupiaq legend says that there is a big creature that lives in the water. I hope he's not there anymore...I wouldn't want to be drinking creature anuk. The building at the end of the bridge is the pump station.



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No Dogs! Try telling that to Kaija. Heck if the Lake already has creature anuk what difference is a few dogs gonna make.


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The water is pumped out of the lake and through pipes on it's 4 mile (or so) trip to town. Here the pipes run along the Devil's Lake Road for a while and then down the hill towards Kotzebue.


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Here is Uyaana playing under an elevated section of pipe.



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Here the waterline crosses the lagoon.



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The water is then stored and treated in these tanks and then pumped throughout town.

1 comment:

Grace said...

Thanks. I never thought to ask how you get water in the arctic.