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RV dump station closes at Fay Bainbridge Park
The Bainbridge parks system closed the trailer dump station at Fay Bainbridge Park this week.
Officials with the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District said the station was shut down in connection with the installation of a new septic system at the park.
Officials said the chemicals found in recreational vehicles were not allowed in the new system. The new septic system was designed to take care of the caretaker, shop and both restrooms.
The pump-out facility was closed Thursday, March 21. The station was used by roughly 180 trailers a year. Parks officials said they processed 187 payments for the station in 2011, and 182 in 2012. Parks employees estimate that the station between 25 percent to 30 percent of the station usage came from Bainbridge residents, while most users were visiting campers.
Parks officials are suggesting that campers use stations at the Eagle Tree RV Park, at 16280 Highway 305 in Poulsbo, in the future. There are also stations at Scenic Beach State Park north of Bremerton, the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, and the Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant is 1600 Oyster Bay South Bremerton, and at Illahee State Park in Bremerton.