It's a human right.
Cook Inletkeeper believes clean water is a fundamental human right. And while we all have a right to clean water, we have a corresponding obligation to protect it for current and future generations.
Safe Drinking Water
Alaskans often approach Inletkeeper with a basic question: “Is my well water safe to drink?”
While the federal Safe Drinking Water Act ensures that public drinking water supplies are routinely tested for potential contaminants, state and federal laws leave it to the homeowner to ensure private water wells are safe to use.
Clean Boating & Harbors
Starting in the 1990's we worked with the Homer Harbor to secure spill response kits on the floats, and a sewage pump-out barge for boaters. We partner with other organizations and communities to provide resources, activities and action for boaters and for over a decade we have produced clean boating tide books that highlight tips and interesting facts surrounding boat-based pollution prevention.
Alongside the Clean Harbors Program, we are working with harbormasters around the State to understand their sewage management needs. Many harbors across the state do not have adequate sewage management facilities.
Unused and expired drugs are often flushed down the toilet as a means of disposal, where they are permitted to travel freely though our septic systems and municipal waste water treatment plants into our waterways.