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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The City of Slidell Repairs Flood Damaged Infrastructures

Apr 27

The City of Slidell Repairs Flood Damaged Infrastructures

The City of Slidell, located in Southeastern Louisiana just north of New Orleans, is making progress on repairs to their sewer infrastructure. The Schneider Canal drainage basin infrastructure project will rehabilitate streets, sidewalks, sewer lines and the storm drain system throughout the basin. FEMA has funded the entire project. The city sustained damages from...

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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 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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