Posted: Nov 5, 2012 10:48 AM
Source: Associated Press
HOUMA - Terrebonne residents can expect major improvements to their water system to begin soon.
The parish's Waterworks District received $20 million last week from a state bond sale to begin working on the overhaul.
Al Badeaux, president of the parish water board, says the money comes from the sale of public construction bonds, which the district plans to repay using money collected from the fees home and business owners pay for water service.
Michael Sorbert, waterworks general manager, tells The Courier the first step will be to connect pipes in the system throughout the parish to the two main water lines in the area.
Those main pipes are responsible for the bulk of water flow from Houma to the less-populated parts of Terrebonne Parish. They will be replaced first.