Jefferson Parish gets $2.1M loan for flood upgrade
BATON ROUGE - State officials say they've received approval of a $2.1 million low-interest, energy efficiency loan to support Jefferson Parish's efforts to upgrade its flood-protection system.
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says the loan is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy.
Jefferson Parish plans to use the funds to update Lake Cataouatche Pumping Station No. 1, including the replacement of two existing pump engines, both in service for more than 30 years, with more modern engines that can provide cost savings through more efficient use of energy and less environmental impact through lower emissions.
The proposed project also includes changes to the discharge piping that will allow more rain water to be moved by the pumps with less energy required to do so.
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