New water distribution system unveiled in St. Joseph

– Gov.
Edwards joined officials in the town of St. Joseph, LA to unveil the new Comprehensive Water Distribution System Replacement Project and lifted the public health emergency declaration.
Edwards made a commitment to the people of St. Joseph to address their water problems, and in less than two years the community has a brand new water system and residents have consistent access to clean, clear and safe drinking water.
“After living for more than 10 years with discolored water, the people of St. Joseph now have a new water treatment and distribution plant that is fully operational, providing high quality drinking water daily to homes, schools and businesses,” said Gov.
“This is among the basic necessities that every community deserves, and as a result of the new system the public health emergency has ended.
“When the problem of lead came to our attention, we immediately began working with all homeowners who would allow us by testing their water before construction began and afterwards,” said State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry.
Edwards and his administration along with the DRA for making this happen so expeditiously,” said Sen. Thompson.
“This new water plant is an investment in our people and has given us the momentum we need to build a better future.” The new Comprehensive Water Distribution System Replacement Project for St. Joseph includes: – Approx.
The project was completed in four phases: Phase 1 – installation of new water lines and water meters; Phase 2 -rehabbing the existing water plant; Phase 3 – building a new water plant and Phase 4 – drilling new water wells.
Edwards’ administration,” said Project Engineer Davis Cole.

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