Art for Clean Water: Vote for your favorite design

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Chum salmon swimming upstream

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Design of jellyfish with the Art for Clean Water title and a link to the voting site

Storm drain art project to transform the streets of Manchester this summer 

(Port Orchard, WA) – Three storm drains in the community of Manchester will receive a facelift later this summer. The public is invited to vote on the top conceptual designs through an online vote. Voting opened on July 6 and closes 8 pm on July 12.

The community will select the top two designs which will be painted on storm drains in Manchester in August. This year, the project is also introducing the Commissioner’s Choice Award. Kitsap County Board of Commissioner Charlotte Garrido will select one design to include in the installation.

Kitsap County Public Works' Stormwater Division introduced the Art for Clean Water project in 2019 in Keyport. Each year, the County brings the artwork to a different community. The environmental public art program emphasizes the link between storm drains and surface waters and help connect the community to their local water resources. 

“Every brush stroke sends a message. What goes down the drain connects directly into our natural waterways. Pollutants that go in the drains end up in our waterways and affect water quality, habitat and wildlife,” said Michelle Perdue, Stormwater Program Manager. "The Manchester community is the perfect location for this project, with its walkable streets, enthusiastic community response, and direct connection to our natural waterways."

Painting of the three selected designs will take place August 6. The public is encouraged to visit the community of Manchester to see the murals this summer.

For information about the event call 360.337.5777. You can vote on the designs until July 12 online at


For more information, contact:

Kym Pleger, Education & Outreach Coordinator


A photo of two storm drain art murals of Orcas and starfish.