County awarded Water Quality Improvement Grants and
low interest loans
(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Public Works,
Sewer Utility received full funding totaling $8.8 million for two sewer
improvement projects in Manchester:
Both projects help protect water quality and safeguard
existing shellfish protection areas located in the Yukon Harbor area.
County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido said "This is a wonderful funding
opportunity to put towards two significant projects for the Manchester
community. Upgrading obsolete equipment protects water quality and the
ability to eliminate old septic systems with new sewers goes a long way to
improve the natural resource of Puget Sound. Kitsap County staff understands
this need on local and regional levels and the Board of Commissioners
commends their perseverance in seeking opportunities to make these projects
The Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) Water Quality Program
announced the availability of the State Fiscal Year 2016 (SFY16) Draft
Funding Offer List. The Draft List describes how Ecology proposes to use
state and federal dollars to fund projects focused on improving water
quality across the state.
This year, Ecology received 227 applications requesting more than $352
million in financial assistance. Ecology is proposing grant and loan funding
for 165 projects totaling approximately $229 million. The total includes
$143 million in loans from the Washington State Water Pollution Control
Revolving Fund and $21.4 million in grants from the Centennial Clean Water
Program. The projects proposed for funding reflect the highest priority
water quality projects across the state.
Learn more about these projects in the Manchester Facility Plan (http://www.kitsapgov.com/ww)
or about the Department of Ecology Funding (http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/funding/cycles/FY2016/index.html).
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