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CBJ Crews Responding to Douglas Island Wastewater Lift Station Malfunction

March 9, 2023 – News

A CBJ Utility wastewater lift station located at the base of the Juneau Douglas bridge on the Douglas side is currently experiencing pump failure resulting in discharge outside the system. CBJ crews are responding.

Both the main pump and back-up pump have failed due to insufficient head pressure. As a result, the system is discharging wastewater on the beach. There are no visible solids. A second pump is en route to the site.

This lift station pumps wastewater from South Douglas homes to the Juneau Douglas treatment plant on Thane.

CBJ crews are taking active steps to resolve the issue and DEC has been notified.