COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 31, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 31

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Update on camping in state parks

Some state camping opens Monday, June 1. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced camping will reopen in campgrounds located in counties in Phase 2 of Gov. Inslee's Safe Start recovery plan. In Kitsap County, those include Blake Island, Manchester, Scenic Beach and Kitsap Memorial state parks. Check the State Parks website for details and reservations. 

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Increase of wipes and cleaning products found in Kitsap County wastewater

Kitsap County’s Manchester Wastewater Treatment Plant has experienced a decrease in performance, which may be related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microscopic exams of the wastewater show unusual pollutants including cotton fibers and polymers that may come from disinfectant wipes or cleaning products. This could be from an increase of cleaning wipe use in general and wipes being flushed. Some pollutants may be from water dumped after cleaning with wipes or other disinfectants.

The Washington State Department of Ecology has recognized the Manchester Treatment Plan for outstanding performance the last 24 years. The Kitsap County Sewer Utility asks our customers to help us keep this record by practicing good habits at home.

Please be mindful of what goes down the drain. Don’t flush sanitizing wipes and avoid using the toilet to dispose of harsh cleaning products. Toilet paper is the ONLY product that is safe to flush. Wipes, even those marketed as flushable, can cause clogs in your plumbing and in sewer and septic systems.

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