Cleaner waterways coming to Ascension Parish with plans for new sewer plant

Dec 22, 2020

ASCENSION- Plans are in the works to stop dumping three million gallons of treated wastewater into Bayou Manchac and other scenic waterways as plans move forward in Ascension Parish with a parish-wide sewer for much of the east bank.

Tom Pertuit, Chief Operating Officer at National Water Infrastructure said the plan will divert treated wastewater from the bayous and rivers to a single treatment facility that will be constructed in the parish's industrial corridor near the Mississippi River.

"Most of the parish's sewer treatment plants discharge into the parish waterways which means it discharges into the drainage waterways," Pertuit said. "The drainage systems are overrun because the nutrients in the sewer promote grass growth."

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