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Think Twice Before You Flush!

Many types of toilet paper dissolve in minutes, and even the thickest varieties of toilet paper will dissolve within a day. However, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and wet wipes can take weeks or even months to dissolve. Yes, some brands of wet wipes may be labeled “flushable.” Some brands are less fibrous and stringy than others, and therefore less likely to cause problems. Just to be safe, don’t flush any of them. The only things that you should flush down your toilet is human waste and toilet paper.

Wet wipes and similar products will not dissolve before they reach the sewer lift station pumps. These products, as well as rags, mops, and other insoluble materials have been discovered in the industrial grade sewer pumps, which causes them to become damaged and overheat . Every time that happens, the Sewer Department must foot the bill for the pumps to be repaired or replaced, which ultimately results in higher utility bills for Cordova citizens. Pumps, labor, and repair aren’t cheap fixes. You may also be putting your own sewer line at risk for costly repairs or maintenance.

Our friendly staff in the Public Works Department are happy to answer any questions. (907)-424-6200.

Heating Fuel Tank Safety

Cordova Harbor Q&A Presentation

If you missed the Cordova Harbor Q&A you can download the presentation HERE and watch the video HERE.

Tsunami Information

Click HERE for Tsunami Inundation Maps of Cordova and Tatitlek, Alaska

Click HERE for Cordova Tsunami Evacuation Information


2018 City of Cordova Water Quality Report

We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality. We are committed to
providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

Need a Building Permit?

The City of Cordova Planning Department would like to remind everyone that a Building Permit is required for the erection, construction, establishment, moving, alteration, enlargement, repair, or conversion of ANY building or structure located within the City.

Building Permits are required in order to ensure that all projects adhere to zoning requirements, height requirements, setbacks, minimum lot size, and permitted uses which vary throughout the City.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 424-6220, or visit click the LINK.


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