Hauling Water: Part Of Everyday Life In The Copper Valley

Tazlina Has Good Water. Hundreds Of People Have Come There Over The Years To Haul It Back Home In Their Trucks & Cars  Kevin Mondor ...

Tazlina Has Good Water. Hundreds Of People Have Come There Over The Years To Haul It Back Home In Their Trucks & Cars 

Plastic water jugs filled with water in the back of an Alaskan vehicle, 2020
Kevin Mondor at Mile 73 in Tonsina, usually goes to the Kenny Lake well. But he likes Tazlina's water.  (Photo, Country Journal, July 27th, 2020)


Kenny Lake Well In Spring, 2009. (Neil Hannan)
Getting water has always been a problem in the Copper River Valley. Fortunately, people have stepped up to provide water sources. This is a common situation throughout Alaska's entire road system. Similar small water-delivery sheds have brought water to Clear, Nenana, Fairbanks, Eagle, Trapper Creek and many other towns and communities.

In the Copper Valley, (as is true statewide) various pump houses have come and gone. There have been community pumps at Kenny Lake, in Glennallen, at Gakona Junction... and at Tazlina.


Top of Page: Tazlina Pumphouse, on July 27th, 2020. The cost is a dollar for 3 minutes of water. 


Kenny Lake Community Well, March 2009. (Photo, Neil Hannan)





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