Restoring Waters for Public Safety
Keeping our waters safe and clean for swimming, shellfishing and wading is important for all of us in Kitsap. Contamination from human or animal waste can threaten public health.
Kitsap Public Health District monitors streams and marine waters monthly for pathogen contamination and prioritizes areas for clean up projects. Potential sources include failing septic or sewer systems, poorly managed pet and livestock waste, and faulty stormwater systems.
Clean up projects work to eliminate sources of contamination and can result in more shellfish beds safe for harvesting, clean streams for wading, and safe swimming beaches.