On Nov. 2, our contractor started site preparation work for the Taylor Well serving Rockaway Beach. During work, the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Wall and bus turnaround will be fenced and closed to the public. The main parking area, the Pavilion and the Departure Deck will remain open during construction. The work is expected to complete in mid-December 2022.
We will be replacing the Rockaway Water System well pump and rehabilitating the well. The existing well pump is nearly twenty years old, and rehabilitation of the well has not been completed since it was installed by 1994. This well maintenance work is critical to continued operation of the Rockaway Water System as it is the sole supply. During the well maintenance, Kitsap Public Utility District No. 1 will provide water to Rockaway Water System customers through an intertie.
Thank you for your patience during this closure. You can visit the Memorial Wall virtually at www.bijaema.org.
Please contact Aaron Claiborne, Operations Project Manager, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.842.1212.