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Restoration - Restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Contributors: Penland, Maygarden, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Many communities throughout the Basin have overtaxed or antiquated sewerage systems. Cracked collection lines and overloaded treatment plants are common. Many of these systems allow large amounts of untreated or partially treated sewage to enter the Basin's waterways. The aging sewerage system in New Orleans is presently receiving badly needed repairs to cracked lines that have leaked sewage into the stormwater drainage system and then into the Lake. On the north shore, the rapid population growth has caused problems with overtaxing the existing sewage treatment facilities.
|Figure 7: Renovation of New Orleans sewerage system. |
LPBF has actively participated in the following initiatives to correct sewage-related problems:
- Constructed a facility to dispose of septic tank waste throughout the north shore parishes.
- Completed wastewater management plans for St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. St. Tammany Parish is further refining its plan while Tangipahoa Parish has begun implementing its plan.
- Provides technical assistance to more than 140 north shore wastewater treatment plants.
- Helped the city of New Orleans develop and implement long-range plans to renovate its sewerage system (Figure 7).
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