Author: permaneworleans

New Orleans, it’s not too soon to remind you about the 89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, also known as, WEFTEC. Perma-Liner Industries wants to see you there. Year after year this state of the art conference is host to numerous, informative...

When Hurricane Katrina occurred, it pushed water from Lake Pontchartrain into New Orleans’ three major drainage canal, putting pressure on floodwall-topped levees which failed to withstand the load of the water. The rise of lake water caused the failure in two places of I-walls along...

The City of Slidell, located in Southeastern Louisiana just north of New Orleans, is making progress on repairs to their sewer infrastructure. The Schneider Canal drainage basin infrastructure project will rehabilitate streets, sidewalks, sewer lines and the storm drain system throughout the basin. FEMA has...

Residents of New Orleans living in the neighborhood of Prytania St. have been no stranger to unceasing construction.  A project that is part of the Southeast Louisiana drainage initiative has been far more extensive than originally planned. To be specific, two years more extensive.  Concerned...

Areas of Louisiana have been experiencing torrential rain and coastal flooding.  More than 20 inches of rain fell in the hardest-hit places. Major flooding caused a state of emergency for the entire state and sent the National Guard to help with water rescues. Schools were...

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are building new canals as part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA). The entire project, estimated to take two years to complete, will run from Fontainebleau Drive...

Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea and may be defined as areas where saltwater is measurably diluted with fresh water. On average, estuaries are biologically more productive than either the adjacent river or the sea because they have a special kind of water...

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans offers a storm water demonstration called Enviroscape.  This is an educational tool for students to gain awareness about the local environmental issues and how storm water can affect the community.  The demonstrations are free of charge and...

New Orleans is preparing for an innovative workshop designed for contractors. The topic of discussion will be the concept of stormwater management and how it affects our infrastructure, our architecture and our way of life. Living with so much water is no easy task, but...

New Orleans is currently participating in a proactive program for residents to take part in. The Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative main goal to help homeowners remove excessive concrete or asphalt in front of their homes. The Water Management Strategy called for significant and lasting...