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People push for flood study; blame EBR, Ascension

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 10:20 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Feb 27, 2014 10:20 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: livingston, flooding, levee, pump station, ascension, study

LIVINGSTON - There's a push to study flooding, specifically targeting levees and pumping stations in other parishes, to determine if those features contribute to flooding problems in this parish.

But, the Livingston Parish Council tabled a resolution Thursday night to begin the process. It would bring in a team of engineers and specialists for a drainage impact study.

"Nobody should ever be able to pump water on someone else, that effects anybody," Randy Piper said of the new pump station in Ascension Parish. He believes it funnels water into Livingston Parish. "There should be another solution that comes up, to resolve the problem, besides hurting people."

The study would act as a reference point for future water way expansion projects, pumping stations or levees.

The resolution will be discussed at the next council meeting.

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