Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States
Alaska Sitka

Sitka, Alaska

Sitka was settled by Russian traders in 1804 and was the capital of Alaska until 1906.

The federal government built a water tank to supply water to its offices in 1895.  The Sitka Water Company was established in 1904. 

The waterworks are currently owned by the City/Borough of Sitka, which buys bulk water from the Alaska Bottling Company, which also sells bulk water for export.



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