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 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 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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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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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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