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 County Sewer Utility awarded $10 million grant10/1/2021

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Date:  October 1, 2021

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Kitsap County Sewer Utility awarded $10 Million Department of Defense grant

(Port Orchard, WA) – The Department of Defense announced the award of a grant for $10 million dollars to support replacing the sewer force main serving Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor & Keyport. The grant is the largest of 13 grants awarded under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.  

The grant is part of the financing in place for the sewer main replacement project, part of the Sewer Utility Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan. The project replaces the sewer forcemain from the Bangor Base to the Central Kitsap Treatment Plant (CKTP) in Brownsville. It also includes replacing the forcemain from State Highway 308 to CKTP, which supports flows from Poulsbo and Keyport. Construction is scheduled from March 2022 until June 2023.  

"This project is important to the military families, workforce, and the community around our Bangor and Keyport bases," said Capt. Rich Massie, Naval Base Kitsap commanding officer. "Naval Base Kitsap is proud of its partnership in helping secure federal funding to replace this vital infrastructure, especially for this county that so deeply supports the Navy's mission and our Sailors and Marines and their families," Capt. Massie added. 

"This grant is an important element for the project," said Barbara Zaroff, Sewer Utility Capital Projects Engineer. "It helps offset the construction costs shared proportionately between the Sewer Utility, the City of Poulsbo and the Navy," she added. Additional funding will come from the Washington State Department of Commerce Public Works Trust Fund. 

Find more information about this and other Public Works capital projects visit our website at  


About the DCIP
The Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) is designed to address deficiencies in community infrastructure, supportive of a military installation, in order to enhance military value, installation resilience, and military family quality of life.  

DCIP is authorized under Public Law 115-232 Section 2861. The program authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and supplement funds available under other Federal programs in support of the program. 

Contact Information

Barbara Zaroff, Capital Projects Engineer or 360.337.5777


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