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UPDATED Drinking Water SUPPLY ORDINANCE ADOPTED

Updated 09/05/18

At the September 4, 2018 regular Health Board meeting, the Board approved Ordinance 2018-01 Drinking Water Supply Regulations, (replacing existing Ordinance 1999-6) to address Group B public water systems and private water supplies.  The new ordinance is effective immediately, however, specific requirements have six (6) and twelve (12) month effective dates.

Learn more about the new ordinance requirements:

ORDINANCE development INFORMATION & RESOURCES

WHAT IS A GROUP B WATER SYSTEM?

Group B Water Systems (formerly classified as "Class IV" water systems) are small, public water systems that serve between 3 and 14 residential connections. There are 857 Group B water systems providing water to more than 4,000 households in Kitsap County.

 

Drinking Water Regulations Revisions Timeline*

Date

Event

July 2016
Presentation about proposed regulation changes (to Ordinance 1999-6) presented at Kitsap Public Health Board meeting
March 7, 2017
Regulations changes presented to the Kitsap Public Health Board at regular monthly Board meeting
March 16, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Public listening session
Chambers, Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton
March 24, 2017
Deadline to submit comments via email, website, telephone or mail
April 4, 2017
Public Hearing (held during the Kitsap Public Health Board at regular monthly Board meeting)
June 2017
Kitsap Public Health Board Policy Committee meeting
December 2017
Kitsap Public Health Board Policy Committee meeting
May 1, 2018
Kitsap Public Health Board Meeting
May 7, 2018
Public listening session for revised regulations
May 9, 2018
Deadline for feedback on revised regulations (deadline extended)
May 18, 2018
Deadline for feedback on revised regulations
June 5, 2018
Public hearing / Kitsap Public Health Board Meeting: Public Testimony portion of public hearing completed. No decision made. Hearing continued until July 3, 3018.
June 12, 2018
Deadline for feedback on revised regulations, per Kitsap Public Health Board vote during 06/05/18 public hearing.
July 3, 2018
Kitsap Public Health Board Meeting. Public Hearing continued for decision only. No further verbal testimony will be taken.
September 4, 2018
Kitsap Public Health Board Meeting. The Board adopts the new Ordinance.

*Subject to change


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