Manchester wastewater treatment plant is ‘outstanding’

State recognizes outstanding performance at Manchester, Kingston plants

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County Public Works Sewer Division has been recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology for its outstanding performance in 2018 at wastewater treatment plants in Manchester and Kingston.

This is the 24th consecutive year that the Manchester Wastewater Treatment Plant has received the award — the longest consecutive record in the state. A total of 110 wastewater treatment plans received the award last year.

“Wastewater treatment plants keep Washington’s waters clean by keeping pathogens, chemicals, trash and sewage out of our water,” said Lisa Edge, the division’s education and outreach coordinator. “This is accomplished with careful monitoring, excellent laboratory procedures and knowledgeable staff.

“Keeping a wastewater treatment plan in top-performing condition can be a tough job, so every year, Ecology recognizes these top-notch facilities and their operators.”

Residents who would like to see how a wastewater treatment plant operates, call Kitsap1 to schedule a tour at 360-337-5777. For more information on treating wastewater, visit