Following a successful referendum in 1995, the town acquired the island's water and sewer system from Heater of Seabrook, Inc., a private utility owned by Minnesota Power and Water.
The Seabrook Island Utility Commission (SIUC) was established by ordinance of Town Council for the purpose of managing operations and maintenance of the town's water and sewer system. The SIUC provides water and wastewater service to all residents and businesses within the town. The SIUC also provides wastewater treatment to certain areas outside the town limits, including Cassique, Freshfields Village and Kiawah River Estates.
Members of the SIUC are elected by the residents of the town. Each member is elected to a six-year term, and elections take place in November of odd-numbered years. In the event of a vacancy, the Mayor and Town Council may appoint a new member to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.
The SIUC has been vested by Town Council with the following powers and duties:
However, the SIUC does not have the authority to:
Annie Smith-Jones, Chair