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 conduct 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 2019–2024 TIP.

 

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 Tranportation 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.

Capital Facilities Plan - Budget and Schedule

Capital Facilities Plan - Map

 

Retrofits

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)

2015 NPDES Annual Report

Kitsap County Stormwater Design Manual

Stormwater Management Plan

Kitsap County welcomes comments on the Stormwater Management Program Plan 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. 

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 2020-2024 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 waste management programs. We work to conserve natural resources and reduce impacts to land, water, air and climate. We strive to provide environmental and cost-effective services.

Learn about out programs and facilities.

Project planning facts:

 

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.

Title VI Policy Statement 

2017 Title VI Report  

Title VI Implementation Plan