Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS)
Bringing clean drinking water and indoor plumbing to households across Alaska.
For many families across rural Alaska, access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation is a daily challenge. Due to many factors in our beautiful but extreme Arctic environment, traditional piped water and sewer systems may never be a viable solution for these areas. Nearly 3000 families still haul their water and human waste, and deal with the associated health affects.
PASS Can Help
The PASS system incorporates simple and proven technologies to deliver more plentiful drinking water, replace wash basins and honey buckets, and reduce exposure to human waste. The units are small enough to install in individual homes and can be transported should the village face relocation, making it a cost-effective solution.