The Sun Princess and the AJ Rock Dump at the foot of Mt. Roberts

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The Sun Princess and the AJ Rock Dump at the foot of Mt. Roberts

The Sun Princess and the AJ Rock Dump at the foot of Mt. Roberts.

The Sun Princess is moored at the A.J. Dock. The Taku Oil facility (white tanks) and the Delta Western facility (green tanks) are on the left, Alaska Marine Lines is along the shore on the right. The Juneau-Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant is at the far upper right and the satellite dish is at the GCI facility. Thane Road is at the foot of the mountain.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 4:47 p.m. ADT, September 13, 2007 A.D., © 2016 A.D.

Parking Garage at Telephone Hill Under Construction

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Parking Garage at Telephone Hill Under Construction

Parking Garage at Telephone Hill Under Construction.

From left to right: Telephone Hill, Court Plaza Building on Main St., Parking Garage with the mechanical penthouse of the Dimond Courthouse on 4th St. showing above, Goldstein Building on 2nd Street, Miner’s Mercantile Building – 225 Front St. (Lyle’s Hardware and Furniture from 1956 into the 1970’s). Mt. Juneau – 3,576 feet, is in the background.

Picture by David Kent, 11:55 a.m. ADT, July 27, 2010, © 2010

Maintaining a City Service

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Maintaining a City Service:
Cleaning the Sewer Line with the Jet-Cleaning Truck

Cleaning the Sewer Line with the Jet-Cleaning Truck.

Cleaning the Sewer Line  with the Jet-Cleaning Truck.

From the City and Borough of Juneau Web Site at juneau.org:

The City and Borough of Juneau Wastewater Collection System is complex system of underground pipes and pumps designed to transport human waste, storm water, and industrial waste from its source to treatment facilities. This system consists of 125 miles of gravity sewer mainlines, ranging in size from 6 to 30 inches in diameter (seventy-five percent of the system consists of 8-inch mains). The system also has 2,304 manholes, 38 pump lift stations and serves approximately 8350 customers. In addition to the piping, there are numerous service laterals, tap connections, pipe joints, interceptors, cleanouts, vaults, pump lift stations, creek crossings, inverted siphons, bar racks, and vent pipes-all of which are integral parts of the wastewater collection system. Because the system is entirely interconnected, each of these components affects the whole system and therefore they must be rigorously monitored and maintained.

Both Pictures by David Kent, 3:09 p.m. ADT, August 7, 2007, © 2007