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September 11, 2018

Bad bathroom hookups led to big spill at Kitsap base

BREMERTON (AP) — Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton's public works department says it has discovered another sewage spill — one that leaked an estimated 450,000 gallons of wastewater into Puget Sound over the past two years.

The bathrooms in two temporary trailers constructed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 2016 were improperly connected to a stormwater system instead of the wastewater system, the Kitsap Sun reported. As a result, flushes from the toilets flowed into Sinclair Inlet.

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