The proposed Kingston Regional Stormwater Facility will serve the central Kingston urban growth area (UGA) and treat stormwater runoff from multiple projects and/or properties through a Kitsap County-sponsored program.
Traditionally, on-site structural stormwater controls like vaults, ponds, and swales are constructed for each individual development and the developer must finance the design and construction of these controls. On commercial sites, and on some developed residential lots, property owners are also responsible for maintaining these facilities.
Under the regional approach described in this plan, Kitsap County would construct a single regional facility and developers could pay a fee to connect to the facility instead of constructing their own on-site facilities.
Regional facilities have several advantages compared to traditional on-site controls. These include:
The Plan proposes that Kitsap County construct a facility that will be shared by developers who would like to take advantage of these benefits and reduce their on-site stormwater requirements and costs, while optimizing water quality treatment.