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Kitsap streams, lakes, and shorelines.

Our job is to ensure our surface waterways - streams, lakes, and shorelines - are safe and sanitary so you don’t get sick when you swim in them or eat the shellfish that live in them. Our Pollution Identification & Correction (PIC) water quality program is nationally recognized for its innovation and effectiveness.

Our work on your behalf includes:

  • Collecting water and shellfish samples to look for health threats;
  • Posting and publicizing warnings if a problem is identified;
  • Investigating to identify the source of the problem; and
  • Taking steps to correct problems.

The work of public health centers on prevention. This means an important part of our job is to ensure that you have the information necessary to do your part in helping to prevent water pollution.

The links in this section will give you a closer look at the work we do on your behalf and how you can work with us to prevent water pollution.


2/8/18 Kitsap Sun: Kitsap creeks getting cleaner but problem streams persist


Grant Holdcroft, Program Manager, (360) 728-2228


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