Residents get behind-the-scenes look at parish infrastructure

Levees, pumping stations and even library construction site will be stops on tours

For the first time, St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of vital parish infrastructure, including pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants.

The St. Charles Parish Info Tour will be held Aug. 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. Sign-in for both tours will start at the Satellite Center, located at 285 Sugarland Parkway near the base of the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling.

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. said the Info Tour is meant to educate citizens on the many sites that provide critical services to St. Charles Parish citizens.

“I think many people don’t realize just how much infrastructure the parish is responsible for operating on a daily basis,” he said. “But the bottom line is that these facilities belong to the people – They were paid for with tax dollars. So we want to show them off while also providing a glimpse into their everyday operations.”

East Bank residents are invited on Aug. 11 to tour the construction site of the new East Bank branch library, a wastewater treatment plant, the East Bank hurricane protection levee, Trepagnier pump station, the New Sarpy water clarifier, East Bank maintenance yard and bridge park.
West Bank residents are invited on Aug. 12 to tour a wastewater treatment plant, the West Bank hurricane protection levee at Magnolia Ridge, the Davis Diversion pump station, the Cousins pump station, the Luling wastewater oxidation pond, the Luling water clarifier and bridge park.

To reserve a spot on the Info Tour, call (985) 783-5000 or fill out the online form located at Space is limited.


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