Storm Drain Art Project 2020

A storm drain that is painted with a giant red octopus and swimming in clean blue water

Art for Clean Water:  connecting storm drains to Puget Sound

Love murals? Want to protect our local streams and Puget Sound? Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division seeks your input on designs that will transform storm drains into public works of art. 

Kitsap County introduced the Art for Clean Water project in 2019 in Keyport. Each year, the County brings artwork to a different community. In 2020, three storm drains in the community of Manchester will receive a facelift. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the project looks a little different this year. The community is invited to vote for their favorite design virtually.


These public art and stormwater education installations help connect the community to our local water resources. The designs illustrate themes about:

  • Stormwater Pollution: Puget Sound Starts Hereā€¦at our storm drains
  • Environmental Protection: Our Kitsap County waterways are resources worth protecting
  • Local ecosystems:  Preventing stormwater pollution protects orcas, salmon and human health

The votes are in! In early July, over 600 voters chose the top two designs. We also introduced the new Commissioner's Choice award for 2020.

People's Choice - Otter Family & Dungeness Crab

Commissioner's Choice - Jellyfish

Follow Kitsap County on Facebook or Instagram to watch the project come to life in August!


 Storm Drain Contest Designs