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SILVERDALE – A failure of a mechanical rubber plug installed in the sewer force main to stop the sewer flow while creating a bypass line around the construction site failed Aug 4., causing a second spill of sewage into Dyes Inlet in the past week. It is estimated that 16,000 gallons of sewage was spilled into the inlet.
Community Events, August 2015
The Washington State Patrol said Aug. 4 that one of its headquarters telephones had been compromised, and that the person using the phone had been falsely identifying themselves as a WSP trooper.
GORST – A Bremerton man who allegedly threatened car dealership staff with death was arrested by Sheriff's deputies and charged with felony harassment.
SILVERDALE – The Kitsap County Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory for Dyes Inlet and the Port of Washington Narrows through at least Aug. 6 after more than an estimated 40,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Clear Creek Estuary near Bucklin Hill Road July 30. A second sewage spill occurred Aug. 4.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission held its final hearing in Seattle Aug. 4 on its proposal to increase ferry fares. The proposal is designed to generate $357 million between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, as required in the 2015-2017 state transportation budget for Washington State Ferries’ operations.