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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River Ridge Sewer Main Break

Aug 31

River Ridge Sewer Main Break

Residents of New Orleans, the City is working to clean up a sewer leak that occurred this week in the area of River Ridge. Repairs are underway and the culprit was a 24 inch force main. The force main has a primary function of transporting wastewater from a pump to a discharge point. Because of this, the City will have alternate driving routes available while crews...

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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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Sewer and Water 101

Jun 30

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems...

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