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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: April 14, 2014
Contact: Chris May, Senior Program Manager
Stormwater Division
  360.337.7295 or
No: 2014-039

Silverdale water quality treatment project begins in April

(Port Orchard, WA)  In mid-April Kitsap County begins a project to install water treatment measures on Silverdale Way NW in the sidewalk area and on Byron Street. The contractor will install Filterra underground tree box filters in the sidewalks on Silverdale Way, and an underground filter system with permeable pavers on Byron Street. These structures remove pollution from road runoff and will result in a cleaner Dyes Inlet.

Construction will occur on weekdays during normal business hours. Most of the work on Silverdale Way will be done in the sidewalk area between the Kitsap Mall entrance at Red Robin extending south to Poplars Avenue. Traffic disruptions will be minimal, with periodic one lane closures and sidewalk closures. The Byron Street cul de sac will be closed during the paver installation, and drivers may also see single lane closures on Byron between Washington Street and the end of Byron near the waterfront.

The project is expected to start April 15 and be completed by late June. The contractor will begin construction on Silverdale Way with completion by early May. The Byron Street work is expected to being in early to mid-May with completion at the end of June. As with any construction project, you may see some dust and noise during construction periods.

The bid was awarded to Sound Excavation. The total project cost is $440,000 and is funded by Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division with assistance from stormwater retrofit grant funds provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

“These projects will filter pollution commonly found in road runoff,” says Chris May, Kitsap County Stormwater Manager. “The result will be a cleaner Dyes Inlet for people, fish and shellfish,” May added.

Updates for this project are available on The Road Report ( You can sign up for e-mail or text notification about road work by clicking the link in the gray box near the top of the page.

About Stormwater Management
The Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division protects people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, conserving groundwater, restoring fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution. For more information about the Stormwater Division, visit

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014