Clean Watersheds Needs Survey 2012
Distribution of total official needs by State
(January 2012 dollars in billions)
Total documented needs = $271.0 Billion
Range	I 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 I 1
>$25B $5-$25B $2.5-$5B $1-$2.5B <$1B Did not participate
Alaska
The Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) is
a comprehensive assessment of needs to meet
the water quality and water- related public health
goals of the Clean Water Act (CWA). States and
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
conduct the CWNS every four years under CWA
Section 516 (b). Alaska did not participate in the
2004 and 2008 Surveys.
Visit www.epa.gov/CWNS for more information.
Category
Percent
I Secondary Wastewater Treatment
Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Conveyance System Repair
IV New Conveyance Systems
V Combined Sewer Overflow Correction
VI Stormwater Management Program
X Recycled Water Distribution
Category IV
New Conveyance
Systems
$5M. 2.5%
Category III
Conveyance System Repair
$59M, 29.8%
Category I
Secondary Wastewater
Treatment
$135M, 67.8%
CWNS 2012 Alaska documented needs by category
(January 2012 dollars in millions).
Improvements in treatment level of Alaska's publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants.

Population served in millions (number of facilities)

Projected
Level of treatment
2004"

2008"
2012"
2032
from 2008-2012
from 2012-2032
Less than Secondary3
nr
nr
0.2 (2)
0.3 (1)
-
19.4%
Secondary
nr
nr
<0.1 (9)
<0.1 (10)
-
32,4%
Greater than Secondary
nr
nr
-(0)
-(0)
-
-
No Discharge
nr
nr
<0.1 (1)
<0.1 (1)
-
103.8%
Partiai Treatment
nr
nr
-(0)
-(0)
-
-
Total
nr
nr
0.3 (12)
0.3 (12)

23.0%
a Includes facilities granted section 301(h) waivers from secondary treatment for discharges to marine waters. As of January 1, 2012 waivers for 36 facilities in the CWNS 2012 database had been
granted or were pending.
b This table contains best available information from States and Territories that did not have the resources to complete the updating of the data or did not participate in the CWNS 2004 or 2008. In these
circumstances, information for this table was taken from previous surveys.
Total Alaska needs
for the 2004-2012
CWNS by category
(January 2012
dollars in millions).

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