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Yes, there is a leash law in effect within Seabrook City Limits, city ordinance states that any animal not being physically restrained on or off private property is considered to be at-large and in violation of Section 10-121.
Yes, animals are available for adoption after being held a minimum of three working days. For more information on adoptions, please call the shelter at 281-291-5644 or send an email.
All dogs and cats must be registered with the City of Seabrook. Registration is $10 and can be paid in person at City Hall. The registration fee for pets that are spayed or neutered will be waived, but registration is still required. For more information call Animal Control at (281) 291-5644.
The City of Seabrook Animal Control Department can provide residents with live animal traps and will pick up the trap and trapped animal. To request a trap you must call Animal Control at (281) 291-5644.
The Seabrook Animal Shelter is located at 1100 Red Bluff Road and is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Report it by calling (281) 291-5610 and the animal control officer will handle the animal when on duty.
Bills are mailed by the last day of each month so you should receive it within the first week of the following month. If you don’t receive your bill, please call the Utility Billing Department at (281) 291-5600 to inquire about balance due, payments received, etc. * Remember, not receiving your bill does not exempt your account from a penalty, service fees or disconnection.
When you instruct your bank to pay your utility bill, it may take your bank one week or longer to complete the process and mail the check. If the check does not reach the City by the 15th of the month, it could result in a penalty being assessed on your account. To be sure your payments are credited in a timely manner, the City offers an automatic debit program where the funds are electronically transferred from your account to ours each month based on the amount of your bill. You will never again need to worry about whether your payment has been received. You will still receive a monthly bill so you will know in advance the amount being charged to your account, but it will state on the bill that it is being paid by draft.
For a city to pay for larger capital project, cities sell bonds to pay for the projects. Bonds are sold to investors who looking for a stable return in the future on the money they invest today. The city commits to repay the bondholders with interest over a specific time period (often twenty years). Because the repayment is several years, the city only uses bonds for projects that will have a life span of multiple years, like roads, parks and buildings. The city strives to typically put bond programs forth to the voters every 5-7 years.
The exact increase in property taxes will depend on the taxable value of your property, the total bond amount, and the timing of when the bonds are issued. Other variables that could cause the total amount to change over time include if the city is able to refinance the bonds at a future date in time (no earlier than 10 years after they are originally issued), any changes in the exemptions that are given, and the annual tax rate that is set.
The below examples show what the property taxes would be for a house of a given value with the state exemptions. T This information should be used as estimates only.
An example assuming all bonds are issued in the full amount authorized: A resident whose home is valued at $277,650 whose taxable home value after the homestead exemption is $222,120 is set to pay an additional $45.64 annually or a tax rate impact of approximately $ .02055 to the debt portion of the city's property tax rate.
The bond program is intended to last for 5 years. If the bond program is approved by voters, the City anticipates selling the first and majority of the debt from this program in 2024. The design fees and construction costs for the proposed Public Safety and Municipal Court facility and the expansion for the Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management Department for approximately $30,100,000 of the total would require the bulk of the proceeds. In 2026, the City project to sell the remaining portion of the total bond program as the Fire Truck and Fire Training Tower are completed. If approved, a more specific schedule, showing when individual projects are planned to begin would be developed. Due to the high fees that full design and architectural drawings are for facilities, the full design cost would not be approved until results of bond election.
Starting in strategic planning in 2021-22, the city council began discussing the facility needs of its first responder departments. It was approved through a special Public Safety Fund to employ architects to look at the current and projected needs of the Public Safety, Municipal Court, EMS, and Emergency Management Departments and develop a feasibility study to program what type of building and square footage would be needed.
Staff released two Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and council approved hiring BRW Architects to look at the EMS and Emergency Management Departments facility needs and Randall Scott Architects for the Public Safety and Municipal Court needs. Through the summer, staff within these departments continued to work with the firms to refine the needs and get a fiscally sound proposal for the facilities before city council. After many renditions and reductions, council approved the conceptual plans that are Proposition A and C.
Proposition C items were presented to city council through the budget process with the input and direction of the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department and staff. Large apparatus such as the proposed fire truck (pumper) have a life span of approximately 20 years and have been added to the city's long term capital planning document. This project did not have another funding source and city council approved moving forward with bond proceeds for the first apparatus need. The second item for the training tower was recently added as a capital project, but the long term benefits to the community for fire insurance rating prioritized this project to advancement on this bond program.
Please call Public Affairs at 281-291-5600 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward it to the person who can best answer your question.
Yes! The Community House is directly across the street from City Hall and the perfect location for your meetings and events. We encourage residents to utilize the Community House for meetings as well as nonprofit events. We offer great discounts to local youth and adult civic groups. To reserve the Community House, please complete the online form linked here. For more information about fees, download this flyer.
Yes, please complete the online form here Parks and Facilities Reservations and for additional information visit our Rent a City Park webpage here.
Admission information is available here: https://www.seabrooktx.gov/237/Swimming-Pool
Yes, please complete the online form here Parks and Facilities Reservations and for additional information, visit our Pelican Bay Swimming Pool webpage here. Rent a City Park webpage here. Y
Yes, the City of Seabrook offers two sessions of swim lessons each summer. Each session includes six 40- minute swim instruction for beginner and intermediate swimmers ages 4-11 years old. Each session is limited to fifteen students. Each session is $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Visit the swimming lessons page for more info
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By following the Register for Priority Notifications link provided in this answer you will be taken to a web portal that allows you to enter your email address. Follow the online instructions to enter your personal information. It is your responsibility to keep this information up to date, so if you no longer use a landline telephone, please ensure you keep your cell phone number up to date in the system.
> Get an emergency kit> Make a plan> Have extra cash, medication, water, clothing, and food on hand to be prepared> Have a list of family emergency numbers and school contacts> Have an emergency meeting place Get Ready
Any items you normally use that you would need for three days should an emergency occur should also be included. If you have a pet, you will need three days’ supply of food and water for each pet. Should you have to evacuate, these supplies should go with you. More extensive lists and information can be found on websites dealing with preparedness, such as Ready.gov. It is also a very good idea to have a “go bag” ready in case you have to evacuate either your home or work place. This small bag could include those personal items you would need if you had to leave without any notice as well as copies of financial records, pet’s veterinarian records, extra keys for house and car, cash, spare glasses or other special needs items, such as medications, batteries for assistive devices and copies of family documents. Make a Kit
The best way to prevent a fire is to prevent them from occurring. Routine fire inspections are one of the most effective ways to do that. The purpose of the inspections is multifold:
We strive to inspect businesses on an annual basis.
You can contact the Seabrook Fire Marshal’s Office at (281) 291-5787 or at email@example.com
The Fire Code is a group of fire safety requirements that are developed to protect a specific type of operation, to protect the occupants of a building from fire, and to reduce the potential for a fire to start. These requirements are developed based on information gathered from around the country where fires have been in the past. A significant amount of investigation and research is conducted to determine the actual cause of fire before an item becomes a part of the Fire Code. Once the Fire Code has been adopted by a city, it becomes the City Ordinance that regulates fire safety. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in citations and fines.
The Fire Code used by the City of Seabrook is part of a series of Codes that are designed to do two specific things: (1) to protect the lives of the people who enter, work, visit, or otherwise occupy a building, and (2) to ensure that all aspects of the construction of a building, fire protection systems and the operations or functions performed within a building are done in a fire safe manner.
There are two general reasons why fire/safety inspections are conducted.
If a violation is found that is a maintenance related problem, the Fire Inspector will provide a date (generally 30 days) to correct the violation. If the violation can be corrected during the inspection, it will be noted on the inspection form that the correction has already taken place.If a violation is found that will require the alteration or installation of new equipment or safety features, the Fire Inspector will indicate this on the report, and provide a date to submit a written proposal to the Fire Marshal’s Office that will include an anticipated date that you can make the necessary corrections. Each written request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of repair/installation that is needed. If the request is within a reasonable time limit, and a reasonable level of safety can be maintained, an extension to comply will generally be granted.
Once a Fire Inspector notifies you of a fire code violation, they will issue an inspection report requiring that the conditions are corrected immediately. A re-inspection will be scheduled to verify compliance based upon the schedule of the Fire Inspector. This is typically 30 days.
Initially, the Fire Inspector will issue a Notice of Violation. The Notice will indicate a date that the violation must be corrected by. The Fire Marshal’s Office will make every effort to work with the building owner/occupant to bring the building into compliance without having to take further legal action. However, if the building owner/occupant continues to resist efforts to correct a fire hazard, the owner/occupant is subject to receiving a citation.
A re-inspection becomes necessary when a violation is found that cannot be corrected at the time of the inspection. The reason for the re-inspection is to produce the documentation showing the violation has been corrected, and that the building is then in compliance with all applicable codes and laws.
Yes. As a property or business owner, who may have fire safety concerns about your business? Contact our office at (281) 291-5787 and ask for a Courtesy Inspection. We will schedule a convenient time to stop by and address any concerns you may have.
The requirements to install a fire alarm system are based on several factors that are found in current buildings (as well as buildings being built). These factors include the type of building classification, the number of people that can be in the building (based on maximum number of people), and size of the building.A fire alarm system is considered a life safety system. It is designed to operate automatically when either a manual pull station is activated or when smoke is detected by a smoke detector. Upon activation, it will notify the building occupants by flashing lights and a loud sound to evacuate the building.A fire alarm system is also one of the two most important fire protection systems that can be installed in a building to protect the contents, inventories, stock, merchandise, tools and equipment, and the lives of those people who work in the building and those who visit the building.
The requirements to install a fire sprinkler system are based on several factors that are found in current buildings (as well as buildings being built). These factors include the type of building classification, size of the building, and the contents of the building.A fire sprinkler system is considered a life safety system. It is designed to operate automatically when a certain amount of heat at the ceiling level activates a sprinkler head and causes water to flow. This water flow will either completely extinguish a fire or hold the fire from progressing further until the fire department can arrive. National Fire Protection Association statistics indicate that in almost all cases, only one or two sprinkler heads activate when a fire actually occurs.A fire sprinkler system is also one of the two most important fire protection systems that can be installed in a building to protect the contents, inventories, stock, merchandise, tools and equipment, and the lives of those people who work or reside in the building and those who visit the building.Contrary to the popular TV version of fire sprinklers, the activation of one sprinkler head does not cause all heads to go off and flood a building!
This is a misconception or myth. There are no provisions in the International Fire Codes that allow a building to exist in an unsafe condition.
The occupant load for a building is based on the number of people that can be in a specific area of a building. It uses the actual square foot of a room or area multiplied by a factor indicated in the Fire Code for that type of room use. The total occupant load for a building is calculated by adding all of the various room/area occupant loads together.Certain types of rooms are exempt from the calculation, such as a bathroom, because the bathroom would normally be occupied by someone from one of the other calculated rooms.The occupant load indicator listed in the Fire Code is different for different types of room uses; for example, an area used for an office does not need as much room as a room where manufacturing equipment is used. The seating area of a church with fixed pews is different from the seating area of a restaurant.
You must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or a change in occupancy. In order to get this certificate, you must call the City of Seabrook Permit Office at (281) 291-5669 and schedule an inspection for a Certificate of Occupancy.An inspection is required because buildings are built based on the contents or operations to be performed inside the building. When the occupancy changes, the Fire Inspector has to check to make sure the fire protection related construction features of the building are consistent with the new occupancy and its contents and operations. You will be advised at the time if additional fire protection systems or fire resistive construction must be added based on your operations. If the building is found to meet the fire code for your occupancy requirements, the Certificate of Occupancy will be granted. If the building does not meet the specific Fire Code requirements, the Inspector will provide you with information on how to proceed from that point, and who to contact.
There are various types of permits that are required. A Permit allows the applicant to install or modify a specific fire protection system, storage tank or other system outlined in the fire code. A comprehensive list of permits issued can be obtained by contacting the City of Seabrook Permit office at (281) 291-5669.
Fees are currently assessed for the issuance of a permit according to the type of application. Contact the City of Seabrook Permit Office at (281) 291-5669 for Permit Fees.
You may contact the City of Seabrook Permit Office at (281) 291-5669 and request an application.
You may contact the City of Seabrook Permit Office at (281) 291-5669 or if specifically requiring a fire inspection only you may contact the Seabrook Fire Marshal’s Office at (281) 291-5787
We are located at the Seabrook City Hall, 1700 First Street Seabrook, Texas 77586.
1700 First StreetSeabrook, TX 77586
Public Works is located at 1100 Red Bluff Road, Seabrook, TX 77586. To make an appointment for grease and/or oil recycling, please call 281-291-5725. No solicitors, please.
By contacting Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800.
GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. It's a technology that captures, stores, manages, analyzes, and presents spatial or geographical data. Essentially, GIS allows us to understand and interpret data based on its geographic context. It involves integrating various types of information—such as maps, satellite images, databases, and more—to create insightful visual representations of geographical areas.
ArcGIS is a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) software developed by Esri. It's a powerful platform used for creating, managing, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data. ArcGIS provides a suite of tools and capabilities that enable users to work with spatial information effectively. It allows for the creation of detailed maps, analysis of geographic patterns, management of geographic data, and the development of applications to solve real-world problems across various industries like urban planning, natural resource management, public health, and more. ArcGIS encompasses a range of applications, including desktop, web, and mobile, catering to different user needs and facilitating efficient decision-making based on spatial information.
Parcel data is owned and managed by the Harris County Appraisal District and can be obtained from their public data website at pdata.hcad.org.
Please report all data inaccuracies to Seabrook's GIS Department by calling (281) 291-5721 or emailing us.
Yes. The City’s aerial imagery is a public dataset. The City of Seabrook has numerous datasets available going as far back as the 1940s. Seabrook also has drone imagery available. Anything derived from our aerial surveys deemed non-critical in nature is also shared publicly.
Yes. The footprints were provided via an open dataset from Microsoft using machine learning to derive the buildings from aerial imagery.
If you cannot locate your address within Seabrook's GIS Portal, it's likely because you reside outside of the City of Seabrook's city limits. While your postal (mailing) address may show "Seabrook" as your city, your physical address may be outside of Seabrook's boundaries.
Search for addresses using our Quick Search by Address hub.
Yes, please complete the PDF Map Request form with the pertinent information and our staff will contact you.
No, in accordance with city ordinances, the homeowner is responsible for their sewer line from their home to the tap on the mainline, and for their water from the home to their side of the meter.
Yes. If there is a utility easement on your property, city employees may access that easement to maintain optimal service to other residents, maintain existing infrastructure, and prevent hazards. When possible, city staff will attempt to contact the homeowner as a courtesy prior to accessing easements.
Yes, for city-owned water, sewer, and fiber.
The GIS Department curates the timeline and resident-submitted information for the History Map of Seabrook. This comes in the form of pictures, videos, documents, and even first-hand accounts and interviews. We highly encourage you to participate by submitting any photos you may have, however old, and if possible give an account of the times before.
Yes. The city flies the drone to conduct aerial surveys to create 2D and 3D maps and inspect infrastructure. It may be necessary for the drone to fly over your property to complete a task associated with this endeavor.
A “voluntary” or “recommended” evacuation order is issued when the threat to lives is not yet imminent but conditions exist or such circumstances may exist in the near future. It is “recommended” that persons relocate to a safer location.
A “mandatory” evacuation order is issued when danger is imminent and conditions exist that seriously imperil or endanger the lives of those in a defined area. Persons are “strongly urged” people to relocate to a safer location. Personal discretion is not to be considered a deciding factor. A person who refuses to comply with a “mandatory” evacuation order shall not be forcibly removed from his home; however, all public services will be suspended during a mandatory evacuation, and those failing to comply with a mandatory evacuation order shall not be rescued or provided with other lifesaving assistance. Because of deteriorating weather conditions, at some point evacuation routes will be closed.
Seabrook is in Zip Zone A, shown in yellow on the map below:
The fogger truck can drive down unobstructed public rights-of-way and should fog within the boundaries of the Seabrook city limits during each spray.
The type of sprayer now used by the City of Seabrook is a ULV (ultra low volume) quiet fog sprayer. Coupled with the hours that we spray (7 pm – 5 am), residents may not hear or see the truck go by. Seabrook Mosquito Control is only able to spray accessible public rights-of-way.
Landing rate counts are conducted by City of Seabrook staff to measure adult mosquito activity in a specific location or area. This is achieved by counting the number of mosquitoes that land on a person within 1 minute. Spray schedules are then recommended by staff.
The product we use is EPA approved to treat mosquitos, flies, and gnats.
Please contact the Seabrook Municipal Court.
There are times when employees go above and beyond their call for duty. Law Enforcement employees, like everyone else, appreciate it when their good deeds are noticed. Too often they are remembered for the traffic tickets they issue or the arrests they have to make, and not for the thousands of helping hands they extend. If an employee of the Seabrook Police Department provides service that you feel should be commended, fill out a compliment form that is available online or at Seabrook Police Dispatch located at 1400 Cook Street, Seabrook, Texas, 77586. Chief Sean Wright will see that it gets to the employee and that a copy is placed in the employee’s personnel file. Citizen compliments boost employees morale, encourages them and all other employees of the Department to be more positive. We are proud of the good relationship we share with the community.
The complaint process is designed to deal with each case factually and fairly. Citizens who file complaints are treated respectfully, and their accusations are taken seriously. All complaints are investigated. Citizens can file complaints by submitting a written form obtained online or at the Seabrook Police Department located at 1400 Cook Street, Seabrook, Texas, 77586. A complaint does not need to be completed on the form available but does need to be in writing and signed. All complaints will be documented and forwarded for review. Many complaints can be explained satisfactorily by a visit or telephone call to the employee’s supervisor. The supervisor will talk with you about the complaint and try to resolve it. In order to ensure the integrity of the Department, all complaints are reviewed.
Seabrook Police Officers are strictly prohibited from engaging in bias based/racial profiling. In order to assure the public of the Seabrook Police Department’s commitment to providing service and enforcing laws in a fair and equitable manner, citizens who believe they have been the subject of bias based/racial profiling may file a complaint with the Seabrook Police Department located at 1400 Cook Street, Seabrook, Texas, 77586. | firstname.lastname@example.org | 281-291-5606 | Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Crash reports may be purchased through the Texas Department of Transportation's Crash Records Information System.
To obtain a copy of a police report, please complete a Police Department Open Records Request.
Once a report is processed (up to 7 business days), it may then take an additional 7-10 business days after your request has been received.
We can fax and email reports once we receive your request and any applicable fees.
Submit your request in writing, in person. Background checks are only provided for residents who reside in Seabrook and are only local in nature. We cannot provide background checks on anyone other than the requestor.
SeabrookAlerts is the City of Seabrook’s official emergency alert and notification system. This system is used to send alerts to the public during emergencies. Alerts powered by Smart911 [or insert your alert system name] is a free service that allows you to sign up online to receive customized alerts via text message, email, and voice message.
In addition to emergency alerts, you can also choose to receive customizable community notifications. These include notifications about severe weather, safety, health, utility disruptions, major traffic incidents, and more. This service is provided by the City of Seabrook at no cost to the public; however, message and data rates may apply.
When emergencies happen, be the first to know. The City of Seabrook uses SeabrookAlerts to send official, real-time alerts to the public with information about potentially life-saving actions they may need to take to keep themselves and their families safe. By signing up for SeabrookAlerts, you are taking a large step toward improving your personal safety.
When an emergency occurs that meets the criteria for sending out an alert to the public, the City of Seabrook’s emergency operations staff will gather the necessary information and push out an alert to the affected area. Alerts can be sent out city-wide to everyone who has opted-in to the system, or to a specific area or neighborhood for more localized events.
This service is provided by the City of Seabrook at no cost to the public; however, message and data rates may apply depending on your provider and phone services.
While SeabrookAlerts is an excellent system, we cannot guarantee that you will receive notification in all cases. Disasters and emergencies are chaotic and unpredictable, and notification is dependent on external providers such as your wireless carrier or email delivery service outside the City of Seabrook’s control. SeabrookAlerts will use several means of communications to try to ensure that should any one communications method, technology, or delivery option be unavailable to reach residents, other methods will be used to improve the likelihood that citizens will see the message.
Signing up for SeabrookAlerts is easy! Go to www.seabrooktx.gov/alerts and register your contact information.
To update your existing SeabrookAlerts preferences, click here.
SeabrookAlerts is available to anyone who lives, works, travels through, or visits the City of Seabrook. The address can be your home location, work location, or any other location you care about.
Emergency alerts are sent 24/7 when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. In addition to emergency alerts, you can also choose to receive customizable community notifications. These include notifications about:
You are not able to reply to texts or emails sent by SeabrookAlerts. Voice messages provide a dial-back number to replay an alert message.
Once you have signed up online at www.seabrooktx.gov/alerts and confirmed your contact information within the system, you will begin receiving alerts.
Follow the below steps to change your SeabrookAlerts preferences (for example, to reduce the number of messages of a certain type, or to change the contacts used for each kind of message):
The frequency for which you receive alerts depends on the addresses you provide and the types of alerts you select to receive as well as the frequency of actual emergencies. Emergency alerts will only be sent when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. Community notifications will be sent when the criteria for sending an alert are met.
This system is not intended to bombard you with information. The City will only send you alerts about the information you select to receive. To change your alert settings, login to your SeabrookAlerts Portal.
If a call completes and is sent to your answering machine or voice mail system, a message is left. If a phone call is not answered or busy, the system redials your number several times.
No, your information is private and will not be used or distributed in any manner. The information that you provide is exempt from public disclosure and will be used for emergency purposes only.
Personal information provided to SeabrookAlerts is private and only used to notify you for official City of Seabrook communications and to support the City of Seabrook’s emergency services.
Your information is not used for marketing purposes and will not be sold to telemarketers or data-mining organizations. A variety of “opt-in” mechanisms are available to ensure you are getting just the messages you want to receive, delivered via the devices and communications modes that you choose.
SeabrookAlerts utilizes the highest standards in physical and computer security technologies and conducts regular audits to ensure all information is kept secure. Privacy policies are also outlined in the Terms and Conditions you review when you sign up to receive SeabrookAlerts notifications.
Yes, if you would like to hold a special event in Seabrook, then you are required by City ordinance to obtain a Special Event Permit. To obtain a Special Event Permit, please complete and submit the Special Event Application. More information can be found online on our Special Event webpage here.
By mail Leo Vasquez, Tax Assessor-Collector P.O. Box 3547 Houston, Texas 77253-3547 In person at the main office downtown (1100 Preston) or at any of the tax office branch locations. The closest location to Seabrook is at 16603 Buccaneer Lane just north of Bay Area Blvd. in Clear Lake. By phone Call (713) 368.2273. You will need your tax account number and a credit card. Online www.tax.co.harris.tx.us
The City of Seabrook can give you specific information on the location of your water and sewer lines by calling 281-291-5725. If you would like information on gas lines, contact the CenterPoint Energy Gas Division at 713-659-2222 or 800-752-8036. If you would like information on power lines contact the CenterPoint Energy Electric Division at 713-207-2111 or 800-752-8036. CenterPoint Energy will locate gas lines if you call 713-659-2111 or 800-752-8036. CenterPoint Energy will locate power lines if you call 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143.
Yes! Please visit the Waste Management - Residential Garbage Service page for information.
There are three ways to dry out paint before disposal:
Dry it: If only a small amount is left in the can (an inch or less of paint), remove the paint can lid and let the paint dry out in the can. Protect from freezing and rain as well as curious children and animals. This only works when is left in the can and is most effective in the warmer months.
Mix it: Mix absorbent material (i.e. kitty litter, sawdust and shredded paper) into the latex paint and allow mixture to dry. Use a 50/50 mixture for fast drying time.
Harden it: Use a commercial paint hardener such as “Waste Away” with latex paint according to the directions.
Once the latex paint has hardened or solidified, put the can in your garbage container and leave the paint can lid off so the garbage truck driver can see that it is empty or contains only dried paint.
Oil based paint must be disposed as a hazardous material.
AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. These new AMI meters consist of a water meter, a register, and a low-powered communication device/radio that is integrated in a single unit. The register is continuously recording water usage and the radio sends a meter reading to a Gateway which is mounted on a monopole or elevated water storage tank. The Gateway transmit the read over a secure network every 6 hours back to the meter data management software which is located in the cloud. With this upgrade and the integration of this data into the City of Seabrook existing WaterSmart customer portal software, you will have access to more frequent and detailed information about your water consumption, enabling you to have better control over your water usage and monthly bills.
In the Spring of 2021, the Seabrook City Council approved the project to convert all city meters to AMI for improved data collection and to provide customers with more frequent and detailed information about their water consumption. In addition, a large majority of the city's water meters were past their useful life.
The installation will begin in July 2021 and will take several months to complete all replacements in the city. The actual installation process for a water meter replacements usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.
The work will be started beginning July 2021. The entire project will take approximately 8 months. In most cases, the transition will be completely transparent and will not affect the residents. The work will be performed during normal working hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. You will receive a door hanger 3-5 days prior to installation crews arriving in your neighborhood.
There will be an interruption of service for approximately 15 minutes during the change. Because your water will be turned off temporarily during the meter change process, you may experience a brief period of air or discolored water. In most cases briefly running your cold water will clear up this situation. The full installation process is available on the website.
Ameresco contractors will be wearing bright yellow vest with “AMERESCO”, placards on their trucks, and carrying a letter on the City of Seabrook letterhead.
No, they do not need to enter your home. If the water meter is behind a fence, workers will need access to that part of the property.
No, your new meter does not require any maintenance by the homeowner. As before, the City of Seabrook Public Works Department will take care of all maintenance.
The AMI water meters provide daily and hourly water use information, along with your current monthly information. Each household, after their new water meter is installed, can monitor their usage by logging on to the WaterSmart portal provided by the City of Seabrook. Through the WaterSmart portal, you can elect to receive text message, e-mail, or phone call alerts, if your water usage indicates a potential leak or abnormal usage.
The City of Seabrook is working closely with Ameresco to answer everyone's questions as thoroughly as possible. We have taken the following steps to answer questions: