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Water Service Setup/Billing

Contact City Hall to set-up your account, pay your bill, or answer any billing questions you may have

Seaside City Hall   

989 Broadway

Seaside, OR 97138

503-738-5511

Wendy Bradwell - wbradwell@cityofseaside.us

 

Water Service- Maintenance

Public Works Department - 503-738-5112

Water Department Foreman  John McKevitt  jmckevitt@cityofseaside.us

Backflow Inspector/Testor  Mike Maine  mmaine@cityofseaside.us

Water Treatment Plant Operator  George Whitlock   gwhitlock@cityofseaside.us

Water Department Utility Worker  Dixie Weaver

Water Department Utility Worker  Ron Wanner

 

 

As a City of Seaside water customer, you expect your drinking water to be completely safe.  The Seaside Water Department is committed to delivering you the highest quality and healthiest water possible.  To help assure these high standards the City has a cross connection control program, as required by EPA and the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).  The cross connection program requires the use, regular maintenance, and inspection of backflow devices which prevent back siphoning of water through irrigation or fire suppression devices.  Such back siphoning could introduce harmful substances into your household plumbing or public distribution main.  Protection is assured through a special backflow prevention valve.  If backflow occurs, water would run backwards through your pipes and into the drinking water system.  This could potentially introduce contaminants to the drinking water system.  Fortunately, you can help make certain this does not happen.

  • Irrigation Systems: Ensure an approved backflow assembly is installed, is in good working order, and tested annually.
  • Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs: Ensure that if a water hose is used to fill these units it is protected with a hose bib vacuum breaker installed on the faucet.
  • Residential Boilers: Ensure an approved backflow assembly is installed, is in good working order, and is tested annually.
  • Private Wells:  Ensure that wells are not connected to a public water system.

Oregon Administrative Rules; Chapter 333-61-070 requires public water suppliers to carry out cross connection control inspection programs, discontinuing water service to customers who fail to install an approved backflow assembly where a potential cross connection may exist.  The device must be tested and certified annually by a certified testing company and the certification is to be paid for by the home or business owner.  For assistance with backflow issues contact Seaside’s Water Department Foreman, Ben Davis at 503-738-5112.

DRINKING WATER SUPPLY

The main source for the City of Seaside’s drinking water is the south fork of the Necanicum River nestled in the west slope of the Coast Range between Sugarloaf Mountain and Kidder’s Butte.  The City’s water right on the south fork is for 8.0 cubic feet per second (CFS) or 5.2 million gallons per day (MGD).

During the summer, when demand is high and flows are low, the City augments its water supply from the main stem of the Necanicum at Peterson Point with a 7.0 CFS or 4.5 MGD water right.  The advantage to the south fork source is that water can be gravity fed to the 50 million gallon raw water reservoir.  Water must be pumped into the raw water reservoir from the main stem.


The distribution system in Seaside serves a permanent population of 6,100 people but must be capable of serving a much larger tourist-based population in the summer.  The piping system is comprised of 43.4 miles of water main of various materials from 2” to 24” in diameter.  

The City of Seaside has an average daily use of about 1.8 MGD and a highest day usage of about 3.3 MGD.  Every year the City publishes and distributes to its water customer a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for the year 2013 outlining the water quality and water quality issues for the year.