A New Orleans Neighborhood: Bewildered by Sewer Setback

Apr 12

A New Orleans Neighborhood: Bewildered by Sewer Setback

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 residents have conducted a meeting with a spokesperson from the New...

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Mississippi River’s Saltwater Wedge

Jan 15

Mississippi River’s Saltwater Wedge

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 circulation that traps plant nutrients and stimulates primary production. The type of estuary is...

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New Orleans Storm Water Demo for Students

Dec 22

New Orleans Storm Water Demo for Students

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 include a presentation for approximately 30 minutes for a group size of 15...

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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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New Orleans Drainage Canals and Parishes

Oct 19

New Orleans Drainage Canals and Parishes

New Orleans is embarking on a drainage initiative called the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Program (SELA) for the Napoleon Canal. This will be accomplished by constructing new pumping stations and better drainage canals throughout the city.  Each canal will be 19 feet wide by 13 feet high. They will parallel an existing 20-by-12-foot canal which will remain fully...

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New Orleans Plans Upgraded Sewer System

Oct 06

New Orleans Plans Upgraded Sewer System

In recent weeks, New Orleans residents have been required to boil water on two separate occasions due to power failures.  The City is ramping up their tactics for better strategies to prevent this from happening again. As a first step, the Sewer & Water Board has started running an additional pump at the Carrollton water treatment plant on internally generated...

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