Kitsap County established a Wastewater Infrastructure Taskforce (WIT) to discuss the planning, funding and construction of sewer infrastructure within the urban growth areas (UGAs), as well as prepare policy recommendations and technical documents for implementation. The project may yield the following near and long-term products:
Phase One will review all existing and proposed sewer planning for the urban areas and refine the information. The final layout and design would be adopted as the formal roadmap for future sewer infrastructure in the UGAs.
Phase Two will review existing funding mechanism and their historic use within Kitsap County. Additionally, the taskforce will be developing additional funding mechanisms to be proposed before the legislature.
The Taskforce will develop criteria to determine the areas the County, cities and purveyors would focus their efforts upon. These criteria could include number of units to be served, areas of environmental hazard, future incorporation/annexation or others.
The Wastewater Infrastructure Taskforce (WIT) includes representatives from Kitsap County, cities of Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo, citizen community councils, environmental groups, property rights groups, realtors, developers and sewer service purveyors.
As this Taskforce is a working group, the development of the aforementioned deliverables is expected to be produced by the Taskforce members rather than an outside consultant. However, a consultant, ESA Adolfson has been hired to provide facilitation services for the Taskforce.
Five subcommittees have been established for the Wastewater Infrastructure Taskforce (WIT) process. The purpose of these subcommittees is to review existing and future sewer conveyance planning for each UGA. These subcommittees are grouped based upon urban growth area respective treatment facility and are as follows:
Noted in the links section of this page are mapping used by the subcommittees.