The following are the responsibility of the Infrastructure Department and include the development, management and maintenance of these Huu-ay-aht assets:
Public spaces are maintained in the Village including mowing and maintenance in the park and playground. The roads at Anacla leading off of Bamfield Road are maintained and repaired by the infrastructure team.
Anacla Septic Systems
These systems are owned by the Citizens who have leases on the properties, however Executive Council is planning to assist Citizens with inspection and improvements to the ensure systems are in the best possible condition.
Anacla Sewer System
This proposed project is Huu-ay-aht led and includes a sewer treatment plant proposed at the Bamfield Marine Science Center (BMSC) property. This facility will treat sewage for the proposed Upper Village subdivision and may have other community connections. The sewer force main between the Village and the BMSC is already in place.
Solid Waste Program
Garbage is picked up weekly for the Anacla residents and a curbside recycling program is in the works.
Potable water is provided from wells at Sarita River and treated with chlorine for disinfection. It is then pumped to our reservoir and flows through the distribution system which includes lower, upper Anacla and the Pachena campsite. Water infrastructure provides domestic and fire flows.
- Due to source water issues treatment upgrades or an alternate source is recommended by the First Nation Health Authority
- Multi-barrier approach includes selecting the best available source (e.g., lake, river, aquifer) and protecting it from contamination, using effective water treatment, and preventing water quality deterioration in the distribution system.
Potable water is provided from wells at Sarita River and treated with chlorine for disinfection. It is then pumped to our reservoir and flows through the distribution system which includes lower, upper Anacla and the Pachena campsite.
The Sarita cemetery is the most recent Huu-ay-aht cemetery. Other sites are located on Diana Island and 10 km North of Sarita Lake.
There are a number of Huu-ay-aht buildings which include government offices and daycares – Pawaats both in Anacla and Port Alberni. Also, there are buildings used for community gatherings such as the House of Huu-ay-aht and the Soaring Eagle. Other buildings are used for offices, workshops and storage. All buildings are on a septic system which require routine maintenance.
A small fleet of vehicles is used by staff and Executive Council to commute between Port Alberni and Anacla. There are also service trucks and equipment used for road maintenance, garbage pick-up and miscellaneous repairs in Anacla. There are several small boats used by our fisheries team to access the Grappler Hatchery as well as other Huu-ay-aht assets.