St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John Parish Utilities Department Upgrades Water Towers

St. John Parish Utilities Department Upgrades Water Towers

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Utilities Department began construction on a Water Tower Altitude Valve Project, one of four projects funded through the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Office of Public Health Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The Parish received the award of $5.5 million in October of 2013 and this is the first of the four projects in the construction phase.

The project includes installation of new altitude valves and appropriate piping and supports on four water towers throughout the Parish to improve water pressure in the water towers.

Designed by Environmental Engineering Services, LLC of LaPlace, the project is being constructed by Mitchell Contracting Inc. of Covington at a cost of $332,850.00. The project is expected to be complete by June of 2014. The DWRLF will also fund three other projects including upgrades to the Lion’s Pump Station, replacement of old filters at the Lions Water Treatment Plant, and the water line under the Mississippi River.