This post explains the drink water problems in the Fairbanks area that are due to its discontinuous permafrost and cold climate.
Prologue In Alaska, most households are not on a public water supply system. Instead, they either have a water tank in the house, or a water pump. In the former case, they get the water delivered by a water tank wagon like households elsewhere get their heating fuel. In the later case, a well is [...]
Explanation how artisan wells function and why the exist also in permafrost areas like on the Alaska North Slope plus a new OOTD in front of old mining equipment