Town of Seabrook Wastewater Treatment Facility Climate Resilience Assessment
Seabrook’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), supporting roadway, and pump stations are vulnerable to climate impacts such as sea level rise and coastal storm surge. Located on Wright’s Island, the aging WWTF collects and treats residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater from most of the town. Any disruptions to WWTF operation due to flooding from sea-level rise and storm surge could result in significant public health risks. In order to inform long-term planning and ensure public health and safety, the WWTF Climate Resilience Assessment project will help the Town:
- Better understand specific climate impacts to the WWTF
- Identify potential adaptation options for improving the resilience of the WWTF
- Inform the public of project results
Preparing for the long-term impacts of climate change will be critical for the future of our community. Through the Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) resiliency planning process, we want to ensure you are informed about the decisions the Town is making to safeguard this critical community asset. The Town has released a video and online comment form (tinyurl.com/SeabrookComment) to hear your comments and questions about conceptual resiliency options to help ensure that our WWTF is able to function in current and future changing conditions.
This project was funded, in part, by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program. The Town has contracted Weston & Sampson, an interdisciplinary design and engineering consultancy, to support this project.
Follow the Town’s website and Facebook platforms (@townofseabrooknh and @seabrookwwtf) for updates on this project. Visit the comment form (tinyurl.com/SeabrookComment) or contact the Seabrook Sewer Department at Wastewater@seabrooknh.org or 603-474-8012 for questions regarding this project.