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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: October 8, 2015
Contact: Lisa Horanyi, Education and Outreach Coordinator
360.337.5777 or
No: 2015-107

Ribbon Cutting at Central Kitsap Treatment Plant

(Brownsville, WA) - Kitsap County Public Works will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating completion of the CKTP Resource Recovery project on Wednesday, October 14, at 2:00 PM. The project, completed in September, includes upgrades that will recycle methane gas and allow production of recycled water for future use.

Installation of a new Digester Gas Cogeneration System will convert methane gas from the solids digestion process into heat and energy for the plant. The system will reduce fuel-oil consumption by as much as 90% and will save approximately $170K per year in energy costs. Kitsap County received an $885K grant from Puget Sound Energy for these energy saving measures.

Other major upgrades will convert the plant from a secondary to a tertiary treatment process and improve water quality. This includes installation of sand filters for tertiary filtration, ammonia removal, and additional disinfection of wastewater effluent. These improvements are guided by the Water as a Resource Policy adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in 2009, in which the County declared its intent to “treat water as a resource rather than a waste stream.”

Central Kitsap Treatment Plant treats an average of four million gallons of wastewater per day and serves more than 50,000 people, including the City of Poulsbo, Keyport and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The CKTP Resource Recovery Project is designed to meet the wastewater infrastructure needs for Central Kitsap over the next 20 years.



Last Updated: 
October 08, 2015