Water Resources & Rural Development

Kuna’s water resources and rural development team combines the skills and experience of our mechanical and electrical engineers, designers, planners, and project managers to design and deliver modern infrastructure to remote locations as well as improvements to existing urban systems. From conceptual design to construction management and project close-out, our team is well-versed in how to effectively tackle the planning, scheduling, budgeting, logistics, and project completion challenges facing Alaska projects. We are also able to meet the industry’s rapidly expanding demands for sustainable design and total building commissioning.

Working in partnership with our clients, Kuna implements thoughtful and thought-provoking design solutions that extend a facility’s life-cycle, minimize its energy use, and reduce its impact on the environment. Our diverse portfolio underscores an ability to tailor design and construction to each unique project setting, resulting in facilities that can withstand the rigors of time, heavy use, harsh climates, and extreme environments.


  • Facility Assessment
  • Building Information Management (BIM)
  • Mechanical, Electrical, & Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Consulting & Design
  • Design for LEED® Certification
  • Facilities Engineering & Design
  • Building Commissioning
  • HVAC Systems
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Distribution Systems
  • Remote Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Rural Sanitation System Engineering
  • Water & Sewer Operations and Maintenance (O&M)


Water Resources

  • North Slope Borough Areawide Water and Sewer O&M Contract
  • Point Hope Vacuum Sewer Upgrades
  • Point Lay Sewage Tanks
  • Voznesenka Water Improvements Preliminary Engineering Report & Environmental Report
  • Utqiaġvik Hospital Housing Water and Sewer Extensions
  • Utqiaġvik Hospital Water Storage Tank

Rural Development

  • Buckland Wind Diesel
  • City of Manokotak Community Building
  • Childcare Facilities, Multiple Locations
  • Chugachmiut Fire Crew Camp
  • Healthcare Clinics, Multiple Locations
  • Manokotak Native, Ltd, Community Replacement Power Generation
  • Metlakatla Hotel and Casino
  • Shungnak Long-Range Transportation Plan
  • Village Safe Water IDIQ, Statewide


For more information about Kuna’s water resources and rural development services, please contact:

Daniel Nichols, PE, CCCA – Director, Water Resources & Rural Development