St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Westbank Wastewater Collection System Testing

Westbank Wastewater Collection System Testing

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish - The St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department and CES will be conducting smoke testing in Edgard, from West 3rd St. to Columbia Rd., beginning Thursday, March 20, 2014 (weather permitting) through Friday, March 28, 2014 to investigate the condition of the wastewater collection system.  

During the testing, smoke will appear in defected areas of the line allowing the department to identify openings and leaks in the system. Smoke should not enter any homes or businesses unless a line is defected.   

The smoke is non-toxic, low odor, creates no fire hazards and leaves no residue. Prior to beginning the testing, a "door hanger" will serve as notice to every house and building included in the tested area.  If smoke is detected in your home, please call 911. If the smoke is a result of the testing, please notify a crew member in the area.  

Testing will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

 For questions or concerns, please contact the Utilities Department at (985) 652-9569 during normal operating hours.