Sitka, Alaska Requests Proposals for Rights to Export Bulk Water

The City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska (CBS) is requesting proposals and/or bids from companies or individuals wishing to purchase high quality fresh, raw water for bulk export. The annual amount of water available for bulk export is 23,938 acre feet (7,800,257,957 gallons). The source of the water is the Blue Lake Reservoir, a body of water fed by mountain spring, snow melt and rain precipitation. Blue Lake water is nearly pure in its natural state, and Sitka is not required to filter the water prior to purification and distribution to the consumer. The water that we sell for bulk water export is in its raw, untreated state. A complete chemical analysis of the water is available upon request. In addition, 2,228 acre feet (725,996,028 gallons) of water has been set aside for potential bottled water businesses.

Over the past decade, there has been increased interest in bulk water export. The City and Borough of Sitka is in a unique position to provide the right company(s) an opportunity to acquire high quality fresh water in bulk export volume. Sitka has secured rights to export its water and has a bulk water pipeline from the water source to the shoreline of Silver Bay already in place. The pipeline is located within an industrial park with its terminus next to an area of the Bay that is suitable for a deep water docking facility.

For more information about this proposal, Blue Lake, the City and Borough of Sitka or the Gary Paxton Industrial Park, please find the following web sites: and You may also call:

Garry White, Executive Director Gary Paxton Industrial Park
329 Harbor Drive #212 Sitka, Alaska USA 99835 (907) 747-2660


Garry White
Executive Director
Sitka Economic Development Association (SEDA)
329 Harbor Dr., Suite 212
Sitka, AK 99835

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