St. Charles Parish water receives “A” grade

The St. Charles Parish Department of Waterworks recently passed Louisiana Department of Health’s preliminary inspection with flying colors and received a preliminary grade of 100 percent.

The grading scale, set by the Community Drinking Water Accountability Rule, establishes a letter grade on seven standards evaluating parish infrastructure, accountability, and overall health risks of drinking water to consumers.

“The perfect score on our preliminary visit from LDH illustrates the hard work the Waterworks team displays daily to ensure we provide quality drinking water to our residents,” Parish President Matthew Jewell said. “I am incredibly proud of these results and thank all of our Waterworks team members for their dedication to our parish.”

The Department of Waterworks scored 80 out of 80 in five categories, including federal and state water quality, operations and maintenance, secondary contaminants, and infrastructure. The second part of grading is underway and includes financial sustainability, quality of the water, and a bonus section for various assessment and planning areas. Final grades will be published on May 1.

Act 98, adopted during the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session, authorizes LDH to conduct this grading to provide an accountability process to support drinking water sustainability for the residents of Louisiana.


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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