|| October 8, 2015
||Lisa Horanyi, Education and Outreach Coordinator
360.337.5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribbon Cutting at Central Kitsap Treatment
(Brownsville, WA) - Kitsap County Public Works
will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating completion of the
CKTP Resource Recovery project on Wednesday, October 14, at 2:00 PM. The
project, completed in September, includes upgrades that will recycle methane
gas and allow production of recycled water for future use.
Installation of a new Digester Gas Cogeneration System will convert methane
gas from the solids digestion process into heat and energy for the plant.
The system will reduce fuel-oil consumption by as much as 90% and will save
approximately $170K per year in energy costs. Kitsap County received an
$885K grant from Puget Sound Energy for these energy saving measures.
Other major upgrades will convert the plant from a secondary to a tertiary
treatment process and improve water quality. This includes installation of
sand filters for tertiary filtration, ammonia removal, and additional
disinfection of wastewater effluent. These improvements are guided by the
Water as a Resource Policy adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in
2009, in which the County declared its intent to “treat water as a resource
rather than a waste stream.”
Central Kitsap Treatment Plant treats an average of four million gallons of
wastewater per day and serves more than 50,000 people, including the City of
Poulsbo, Keyport and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The CKTP Resource Recovery
Project is designed to meet the wastewater infrastructure needs for Central
Kitsap over the next 20 years.