Painting Fire Hydrants Amidst the Pandemic: Our Civic Center Heroes
In the face of adversity, our staff came together to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents. As the world grappled with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dedicated staff of our civic center took on a unique and vital task: painting every fire hydrant in our city.
The mission was clear - to beautify our city and, more importantly, to ensure that our fire hydrants remained fully functional and easily visible during these trying times. This initiative exemplifies the resilience and commitment of our Bellmead staff to overcome obstacles and make our city a safer place for all.
Automated Metering Infrastructure
The City of Bellmead partnered with Ameresco for a comprehensive smart metering infrastructure improvement project in 2021. This project included the installation of solid-state water meters and an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. As part of the new AMI system installation, Ameresco replaced 3,915 water meters throughout the city and recommissioned 47 installed meters.
By implementing an AMI system, city officials are able to more accurately capture metered water consumption. The automation of Bellmead’s billing system has improved meter accessibility issues and reduced billing errors. Customers are able to visit a customer web portal that allows them to see their historical utility consumption data.
All utility locate requests are submitted through Texas 811. Requests are required at least 48 hours (two working days) prior to the planned start of excavation. For utility locate questions, call 254-933-5823.
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