Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sewer Reiteration & Update

All three wastewater treatment plants are up and running with generator power. However, many of the over 200 lift stations across the parish remain without power. Lift stations are what get wastewater to the plants. 

Entergy is working to connect these lift stations, but about 40 percent of them are still offline. There is no way to tell residents if their houses are hooked up to a working lift station because there are so many of them.

Lift stations without power are being pumped down via generator, and wastewater crews are working 24/7 to complete this task as residents repopulate the parish and put pressure on the system.

THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING RESIDENTS TO USE WASTEWATER SERVICE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. This includes flushing toilets, taking showers and washing clothes... anything where water goes down the drain!

Please keep in mind that the parish cannot be responsible for any sewer backups in your home. 

1 comment:

christina said...

Has the sewer situation improved or are we still supposed to restrict our water usage?