Public Works Project Planning

Public Works plans projects for roads, sewer, solid waste management, and stormwater management. This page describes how we plan these projects.

Roads Division

​Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Annual Construction Program

Public Works prepares the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Annual Construction Program to update and coordinate the County's future plans for road and transportation improvements.

Prior to the adoption of the TIP, the Board of County Commissioners conducts formal public hearings so the public can provide input and suggestions for projects. This year's selection will determine which new roadway projects to include in the 2020–2025 TIP.

Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program Resolution 2021-2026

Tip Amendment 2021

Annual Road Program Resolution 2021

Annual Bridge Report 2020

TIP Map for 2021-2026

Project Evaluation System

To Submit A Transportation Project Idea

TIP Project Evaluation Process: An evaluation system is used for the selection of transportation projects for funding in the County's TIP program.  Projects that are placed into the process are scored and ranked using objective criteria. These criteria include safety and/or capacity needs, structural condition, availability of funding, and timing of the funding, especially for State and Federally funded programs.

Transportation Planning
Learn more about the Transportation Planning Section and view associated planning documents.

​Stormwater Division

The Capital Facilities Program

The Capital Facilities Program prioritizes and manages large stormwater system improvement projects. These projects reduce the frequency and severity of flooding, improve water quality, increase fish passage and provide habitat.

2021-2026 Stormwater Capital Facilities Plan - Budget and Schedule

Capital Facilities Plan - Map


Some of the older parts of the stormwater system do not remove pollutants or control storm flows well, causing problems downstream. We identify and focus on locations with these issues for community stormwater retrofits.  These projects upgrade the system with new structures.  Some use green stormwater techniques, like rain gardens, permeable pavement, sand filters or tree filter boxes that mimic the natural processes that were in place before the site was developed.

The County maintains many stormwater ponds and ditches, which are crucial to the system.  When we retrofit stormwater facilities and the drainage system, we improve water quality treatment, reduce flooding, and add more lifespan to these systems.  Stormwater staff perform these projects, which are not large enough to warrant outside contractors. 

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Stormwater runoff in Kitsap County is regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology, as well as by Kitsap County Stormwater Management Code (KCC 12.04 through 12.32)

NPDES Annual Reports

2020 NPDES Annual Report
2019 NPDES Annual Report
2018 NPDES Annual Report
2017 NPDES Annual Report
2016 NPDES Annual Report
2015 NPDES Annual Report

*Please contact us if you would like the attachments referenced in the annual reports. 

Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) for NPDES

Kitsap County is expected to develop a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) that includes all the required activities, implement those activities within the required timeframes of the Permit term, and submit annual reports to the Washington State Department of Ecology each year to document progress toward completing program implementation. 

Stormwater Design Manual Update 

The design manual will be undergoing updates in 2020-2021 to ensure consistency with current State regulations, guidelines and local code. 

Current Kitsap County Stormwater Design Manual

Stormwater Comprehensive Plan and Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP)

To meet the planning requirements of the 2019-2024 NPDES Permit, Kitsap County has developed its Stormwater Comprehensive Plan and SMAP to target priority watersheds and coordinate programmatic planning efforts.  Kitsap County welcomes comments on these documents as part of the public input process.  

Sewer Utility Division

​Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan

In compliance with RCW 36.70A.130(2)(a)(iv) and KCC 21.08.020, Kitsap County Department of Public Works, Sewer Utility conducts an assessment of the County owned/operated municipal sanitary sewer systems and develops a Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan.

See the 2021-2026 Sewer Utility Capital Facilities Plan here.

20-year sewer facility plans for Central Kitsap, Kingston, and Manchester as well as maintenance records are used to develop the six-year list of improvement projects. The projects are selected based on future Washington State Department of Ecology regulation changes, high likelihood of failure due to infrastructure past its service life, and impacts on the treatment plant or the environment due to outdated collection systems.

Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan 2020-2025 and Map


Regulations/Standards Governing The Sewer Utility

Kitsap County Code Title 13 - Water and Sewer
Reference 13.12 - Public Sewer System (Ordinance #55)
Reference 13.14 - Sewer Fees  (Ordinance #113)  

Solid Waste Division

​We plan, develop, and implement solid and hazardous waste management programs that conserve natural resources, reduce impacts to land, water, air and climate, and are cost-effective.

Our projects are planned with guidance from the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. We follow Kitsap Public Health's solid waste regulations and Kitsap County code. We develop two plans: the 2020-2025 Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan and the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

NEW See the proposed 2021-2026 Solid Waste Capital Facilities Plan here.

Learn about Solid Waste's programs and facilities.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Kitsap County Department of Public Works Roads Division assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and as amended, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.I. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

For Title VI information, to locate our Title VI plan, and to learn how to file a complaint, please visit our Title VI Page. Contact Kitsap1 at 360.377.5777 or email for more information.