New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and New Pump Stations

May 19

New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and New Pump Stations

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’s London Avenue Canal and moved by some 35 feet a floodwall on the 17th...

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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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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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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed...

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