Both Friendswood and League City have contracted with California-based Tetra Tech to monitor storm debris removal and help acquire federal disaster recovery money.
A Tetra Tech truck follows a debris collection crew and keeps the needed records to help the cities get Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement of the costs.
Alabama-based CrowderGulf is collecting debris from both cities following the Hurricane Harvey disaster, and for FEMA to reimburse the cities for that work, the cities need documentation.
Tetra Tech is monitoring when and where CrowderGulf picks up debris and makes sure what kind of debris is collected and how much of it there is. FEMA has strict guidelines on what type of debris it will reimburse cities to collect and remove.
Friendswood City Council approved its contract Monday, and League City Council approved amendments to its contract Tuesday.
Payment will depend on how much work is involved. Friendswood officials did not have any specific rates or estimates Tuesday.
League City’s preliminary contract with Tetra Tech is $800,000, city officials said.
The work Tetra Tech is doing is also something FEMA could reimburse, city officials said.