Major Overhaul Of St. Bernard Parish Waterworks Planned

With special funding in place, work is set to begin on a major overhaul of the water system in St. Bernard Parish.

The Parish has obtained nearly $25 million through several funding options to finance the construction project. Pipes and other critical installations will be replaced to ensure the area's water will be safe to drink.

The old installation is being blamed for unhealthy water quality conditions that led to several deaths from water-borne amoeba infections four years ago.

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