Posted: Jul 16, 2011 11:57 AM
Source: Associated Press
HOUMA, La.- Terrebonne Parish officials have decided to forego use of state money and use local tax revenue instead to remedy an odor problem plaguing a parish neighborhood.
The Terrebonne Parish Council voted this week to approve a $350,000 project to deal with the odor invading the Summerfield area from a nearby sewage holding basin.
Work is expected to begin in October and end by Dec. 31, according to The Courier of Houma.
Originally, the council proposed using money from a $17 million state Department of Environmental Quality loan. But Parish President Michel Claudet said using the state money would delay the project for months. So, the parish will use local tax money.
The basin is a holding area for the sewage from 13 subdivisions.