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Stay Informed, Contact Information

Updated: March 6, 2018

Key Contacts

City of North Pole (owner of the public water system to serve the impacted area)

  • City of North Pole, Public Works
  • Bill Butler
  • Director of City Services
  • 125 Snowman Lane, North Pole, AK 99705
  • 907-488-8593
  • bill.butler@northpolealaska.org

Exclusive Paving (contractor to construct the main water lines)

Stantec, Inc. (water expansion design consultant)

Flint Hills Resources Alaska (current owner of former refinery property and provider of alternative water to those impacted)

  • Flint Hills Resources Alaska, Ground Water Office
  • Tim Arnold
  • 1100 H & H Lane, North Pole, AK 99705
  • 907-488-0723
  • groundwater@fhr.com

State of Alaska:

DEC Contaminated Sites Program (provides regulatory oversight on contaminated sites)

  • DEC, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Contaminated Sites Program
  • Jim Fish
  • Environmental Program Specialist and Project Manager
  • 907-451-2117
  • james.fish@alaska.gov

DEC Public Water Systems (provides regulatory oversight of public water systems)

  • DEC, Division of Environmental Health, Drinking Water Program
  • Cindy Christian
  • Program Manager, Field Operations
  • 907-451-2138
  • cindy.christian@alaska.gov

Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services (provides health-related recommendations and information)

Staying Informed

Since the discovery of sulfolane in private drinking water wells in 2009, DEC has maintained communications with the people of North Pole. The outreach effort has been in collaboration with other stakeholders, including the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Flint Hills Resources Alaska.

DEC has used many forms of communication to ensure that the community is well informed of the status of the site and on how to prevent potential exposure to sulfolane. For details on the outreach efforts please see the site history page. Key avenues of communication have included:

Open houses and meetings

These provide a forum where community members can meet and talk one‐on‐one with appropriate technical and regulatory officials and learn important information about the project. These events are publicly advertised and open to anyone interested.

Previous Public Events

February 24, 2018
Open house
February 25, 2017
Open house
August 18, 2015
Open house
January 14, 2014
Open house
June 25, 2013
State agency open house
February 20, 2013
Open house
May 1, 2012
Open house
May 16, 2011
Community Workshop
October 5, 2010
Open house
May 6, 2010
Technical Project Team
February 18, 2010
Public meeting
November 23, 2009
Public meeting