Politics & Government

Audit: Washington state parks commission wasted millions on Fort Flagler work

Washington state's auditor says that the state Parks and Recreation Commission wasted millions of dollars on water and sewer work at Fort Flagler State Park.

In the report released earlier this week, state Auditor Brian Sonntag says that the commission spent more than $7 million over several years for the work on the park near Port Townsend.

The Seattle Times reported in papers published Thursday that the parks commission says that the project evolved from a $140,000 job to replace a recreational-vehicle sewage dump and drain field to a multimillion project to replace the park's entire water and sewer system.