St John Parish Press Releases

LaPlace Water UPDATE - 8:00 P.M.

May 1, 2016

Laplace Water Outage for 2-4 hours due to a motorist hitting a main water line near Woodland Plant. - READ


What's New

Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at:
Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at:
Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at:
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Andouille Festival Survey
$14.5M invested in water system upgradesAn
West Bank sidewalk refurbishments plannedM

CDBG HOUSING PROGRAMS:The St. John the Baptist Parish (SJBP) Grants Office is now scheduling appointments for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) housing applicants to review application status and answer additional questions regarding the programs.

Applicants should contact the SJBP Call Center at 985-359-0555 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a grants staff member. Appointments will be held in

552 Belle Terre –next to TAE KWON DO

LaPlace, LA

Appointments Monday-Wednesday – 4:00p.m.- 7:00p.m.



A host of government officials from St. John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa, including St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, were on hand to mark the occasion, along with several project organizers.

“We’ve been working to build up the Frenier area for a while now to allow for all types of activities,” Robottom said. “We want to try to make it a safer place for people to walk, to run, to ride bikes. The signage is a big first step.”

- See more at:


Laplace Water Outage / Boil Water Advisory

This is an update from St.John Parish regarding the LaPlace Water System. The Utilities Department has temporarily repaired the water line, damaged by a vehicle, on Woodland Drive earlier today. Water Service is being restored at this time and the system is coming back online, however, it will take some to get water pressure back to normal. PLEASE refrain from turning on all faucets in the home at one time as to not overload the system.

When water service is restored, please boil water before eating or drinking until notified otherwise. Showering and bathing is not affected. Also, Woodland Drive will remain closed through the night.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unforeseen emergency.

East 11th St. - Water Outage/Boil Water Advisory

Monday May 2, 2016

The Utilities Department will be making emergency repairs  to a waterline,  and as a result, water customers on East 11th St. will lose water pressure for 2 to 4 hours while repairs made.

Because of this issue, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. As a precaution, the Water System in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all water customers who lost water pressure. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until lifted by the St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department. The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Public Health that the water samples collected from the area are safe.
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by boiling water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
You will be notified when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.

Road Construction

Beginning Monday, April 11, 2016 and continuing through June 2016, the I-10 Westbound Off-Ramp to LA 3188 (Belle Terre, Exit 206) and westbound On-Ramp from LA 3188 to I-10 Westbound will be closed nightly from 8 PM until 6 AM for overpass repairs.

Also, there will be alternating lane closures I-10 Westbound approaching LA 3188, nightly from 8 PM to 6 AM.

Detour routes are as follows:

I-10 West bound to LA 3188 should exit @ US 51 (Exit 209), travel south on US 51 to US 61, then north on US 61 to LA 3188.
LA 3188 to I-10 Westbound should travel south on US 61 to US 51, then north on US 51 to I-10.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the work site and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.

closed in both directions due to water line repair.