Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Water We Drink
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.
No Dogs! Try telling that to Kaija. Heck if the Lake already has creature anuk what difference is a few dogs gonna make.
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.
Here is Uyaana playing under an elevated section of pipe.
Here the waterline crosses the lagoon.
The water is then stored and treated in these tanks and then pumped throughout town.