2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project (CIPP)

Project Status (Updated June 27, 2017)

The bid opening was held on February 23, 2017. Of the three bids submitted, Michels Corporation was the lowest responsive bidder at $797,622.22. The Contract was awarded to Michels Corporation by Bremerton City Council on March 15, 2017. 

Michels Corporation is scheduled to mobilize on this project this summer.  More accurate dates of work will be posted when the contractor’s schedule is received. Work on this project will occur at multiple locations throughout the City of Bremerton. Check this site for updates as the project progresses; or register below to receive updates via e-mail. We will do our best to keep the site updated weekly as to the location of upcoming work. Your understanding is appreciated when the schedule must shift unexpectedly and differ from what is printed here. 

This work will be performed Monday through Friday until completion of the project. The initial stage, through July, will be cleaning and videoing the lines. 

Project Updates

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Project Overview

The City allocates money each fiscal year for rehabilitation, replacement and/or repair of substandard sanitary sewer mains. This project provides for the rehabilitation of sanitary sewer mains using the trenchless technology known as cure-in-place pipe (CIPP).   

This program is important for a number of reasons. As a sewer main begins to reach the end of its useful life, it may deteriorate past the point that it can structurally support the loads imposed on it. This can lead to a line collapse, which may disrupt the sewer service for residents and businesses, cause damage to the road above and to other adjacent utilities, or cause waste spills. Click here to view the Project Fact Sheet  for more information regarding how this process repairs current issues.

When there are street closures or lane/parking restrictions, they will be added to and be viewed on the weekly Street Closure Report.


There were three (3) bids submitted which were opened on February 23, 2017. The lowest responsive, responsible bidder was Michels Corporation who submitted a bid in the amount of $797,622.22 (which includes sales tax). 
Kitsap County has agreed to reimburse the city in the amount of $16,400 as its fair share of the cost of lining shared a 24 inch concrete pipe under SR3 and an inter-local agreement (ILA) has been executed with the County for that work. This sewer main is owned by the County, however, both jurisdictions convey wastewater through it and the City’s flow greatly exceeds the County’s both in flowrate and sewer strength.


The 2017 project will include approximately 8249 lineal feet of sanitary sewer using the cure-in-place-pipe (CIPP) method and reinstating approximately 101 side sewers at various locations throughout the city. As the project gets going, the active locations will be added to the Current Project Status section above.