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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 23, 2009
Contact: John James
Kitsap County Surveyor
Phone: 360-337-5777
No: 09-26

County to Blast at Quarry Site

(Port Orchard, WA) – A contractor for Kitsap County Public Works is blasting at the County’s quarry near Wildcat Lake the week of May 4-8 or 11-15. McCallum Rock Drilling, Inc. of Chehalis, WA is doing the work under a contract with the County.

According to John James, County Surveyor. “The blast will produce rock materials that are used for building, and maintaining County roads,” said James. The area is remote and no homes or commercial buildings are located within a half-mile of the blast location.

The blast will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Ten minutes prior to, and immediately after each blast, all access to the area is restricted to prevent unauthorized entry. An air horn, audible to at least one half mile from the blast, is used as a warning. The five-minute warning consists of a blast of five seconds. On the stroke of every minute of the countdown there will be five-second blast until detonation. The all-clear signal is one long blast (20 seconds) from the air horn. The actual blast work will be completed in one day.

Contact Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777 if you have questions or need more information.

Additional Information:

McCallum Rock Drilling Inc.

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To contact the Public Information Officer, 
call Doug Bear at 360-337-4598 or email: dbear@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014