New Orleans Prepares Drainage Systems for Storm Season

Jun 29

New Orleans Prepares Drainage Systems for Storm Season

As rain persists in New Orleans and other locations, such as Lake Charles and St. Bernard, many residents are making plans to get useful flood protection. The St. Bernard flood protection system covers more than 35 miles and protects against storm surge as high as 32 feet. But it comes at a cost of maintaining the water infrastructures can be a laborsome task....

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New Orleans Offers Instructional Program for Contractors

Dec 08

New Orleans Offers Instructional Program for Contractors

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 there are steps we can take to mitigate flooding and other ills of nature. Much of that mitigation...

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New Orleans Initiative Replaces Paving With Plants

Nov 19

New Orleans Initiative Replaces Paving With Plants

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 changes to storm water management, utilizing rainfall to help solve problems...

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New Orleans Clean Water Fund

Nov 04

New Orleans Clean Water Fund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality a grant of more than $15.33 million to fund clean water projects in the state. The grant goes to the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and...

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Boil Water Advisory for New Orleans

Sep 25

Boil Water Advisory for New Orleans

Due to a Power Outage at the Claiborne Treatment Plant, New Orleans is issuing a boil water advisory as water samples are in the process of being monitored and evaluated.  While the city is testing for contaminants, residents are asked to not use tap water when making ice, drinking water, brushing teeth and rinsing or preparing food.  The City has not yet informed...

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