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  • Sherwood Forest residents want sewage fix now Play Video

    July 20, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Sherwood Forest residents are still dealing with sewage backups and can't flush their toilets whenever it rains. It's a problem residents have been dealing with for years. Sherwood Forest resident Julia Grau's toilet flushed today, but with rain in the forecast that may be short... more »
  • No decision on raising wastewater rates

    July 9, 2014 9:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Council deferred a resolution that recommends some utility companies in the parish not be allowed to raise rates. Leaders delayed making a decision Wednesday night. Instead, they pushed the resolution back to the Utilities Committee for further review. The resolution specifically refers to... more »
  • DPW: Fix coming for sewage backup problem Play Video

    May 12, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood want answers because raw sewage backs into their homes when it rains. Residents say it's happened for years, and the smell sends some to check into hotels instead of staying at home. Others have to keep a watchful eye to... more »
  • Sewage backing up into Baton Rouge homes Play Video

    May 10, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sherwood Forest residents say Friday night's heavy rains caused raw sewage to back up into their homes. Johnny Squyers says he's battled overflowing toilets and brown water for decades at his home. "Oh the smell was horrible. We couldn't stay in the house, and most... more »
  • Sewer problems create smelly situation Play Video

    January 9, 2014 6:11 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An Ascension Parish woman has been dealing with a stinky situation in her front yard. Mary Fernandez said raw sewage has poured from her sewer lines into her yard for at least two weeks now. "It's disgusting, I'm sick, I used to have friends over here,... more »
  • Family fighting sewage invasion in their home Play Video

    September 23, 2013 5:41 PM

    WALKER - The stench is nearly unbearable for one family in Walker as they continue to recover from a flood of sewage that took over their home. Three years ago Alicia Cheplick's home was flooded with sewage after the grinder station in her front yard did not function properly.... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewage Mistreatment follow up Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State agencies say there is an improvement in wastewater treatment facilities, but they still have a long way to go before they're in compliance. The Department of Environmental Quality says many wastewater companies operate private facilities that are not up to code. Some facilities, create a... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewer mistreatment Play Video

    July 8, 2013 5:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Hundreds of wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana do not meet the environmental standards imposed by state agencies. People who live near them are proactive about calling state agencies to fix the problems, but say state agencies aren't doing enough to combat the problem. "We have the... more »
  • Sandy dumped 11B gallons of sewage in waterways

    April 30, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut. That's according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that's equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high... more »
  • Police juror says city should pay for sewage issue Play Video

    March 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    NEW ROADS - Water gets pretty high on Coretta Drive after heavy rains. Back in January, some of it ended up in Josie Lewis' bathroom. "I went into my bathroom and I was like what is this odor? It was sewage," Lewis told News 2. Her landlord, Pointe... more »
  • Rising waters causes a stink in New Roads neighborhood Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- As rain drops fall, the waters are creeping closer and closer to Josie Lewis' home. But surprisingly that's not what's really bothering her. "I went into my bathroom and I was like ‘what is this odor?'" she said. "It was sewage." Some of the water... more »
  • Council members to seek 2nd vote on sewer buyout

    December 26, 2012 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant. The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer zone... more »
  • Volunteers infected by bacteria at University Lake Play Video

    September 18, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sewage seeping into University Lake in Baton Rouge has led to serious infections in people. Volunteers working to clean up vegetation in the lake were admitted to the ER after bacteria from the water spread to open wounds. Matt Thomas had an infection that started... more »
  • Terrebonne Council deals with a neighborhood stink

    July 16, 2011 11:57 AM

    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... more »
  • North BR neighborhood continues fight against sewage plant

    March 15, 2011 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight to clear the air of a rotten smell in North Baton Rouge continues. Wednesday, neighbors in the "University Place" area will bring the battle over a sewer plant to the streets in a community march. They say the North Waste Water Plant stinks and... more »
  • Rescued pooch has new home

    December 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    HOUMA - A neglected dog that was rescued from a Laplace sewage ditch in October has a new home. The dog, known as "Ripley," was handed over to the organization known as "My Heart's Desire" after two women found him. According to The Courier of Houma, the 2-year-old poodle's hair... more »
  • Businesses not balking at new sewer system

    December 2, 2010 6:07 PM

    GONZALES- Several businesses in Ascension Parish are backing a planned sewer system that could be installed on the East bank of the parish. The Ascension council is voting on a plan tonight. The vote comes after the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality warned the parish of their water quality... more »
  • Ascension sewer changes could affect residents

    December 2, 2010 10:18 AM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Council will consider a sewage proposal plan tonight that could affect several residents in the area. The council has yet to decide which of two new sewer plans could be implemented. At least one plan calls for hefty connection fees and monthly upkeep that residents... more »
  • DEQ: sewage pond leaked into waterways for thirty years

    October 22, 2010 6:53 PM

    A trailer park owner is cleaning up a sewage pond in Iberville Parish after it went unnoticed by state inspectors for thirty years. The pond is at a trailer park that closed in May, and officials believe runoff from it may have seeped into the Upper Grand River and other... more »
  • Former DPW worker: taxpayers to pay for massive sewer system

    September 16, 2010 6:09 PM

    The Wet Weather Capacity Treatment Project is slated to stop sewage from overflowing onto Baton Rouge Streets, something that has been a problem for years and has cost the city more than $2.5 million since 2006. The EPA demanded the city stop the sewage problem. It will include two... more »
  • Sewage lagoon near chicken processing plant to be cleaned

    August 22, 2010 12:35 PM

    Contractors this week will try to eradicate a smelly problem from an industrial sewage lagoon in west central Mississippi. Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for Tyson Foods, says the Arkansas-based poultry company has hired a contractor to remove solid waste near a Tyson plant at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex outside... more »
  • Iberville Parish demands sewage pond clean-up

    August 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    Raw sewage could be seeping into the water supply in Iberville Parish. It's coming from a sewage facility at a closed trailer park on River Road. Human waste flows inside a shed at the former Scavone Trailer Park. A pond filled with overgrown plants and feces sits behind the... more »
  • Sewage found in local bayou

    June 14, 2010 5:56 PM

    Someone's dumping sewage into public waterways near Prairieville. The Department of Public Works says it doesn't know who's doing it, but they're hot on the trail thanks to some helpful callers. Reports flowed in to DEQ's 24 hour hotline. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on how you... more »
  • Sewage suit moving forward

    March 30, 2010 6:27 PM

    A Baton Rouge environmental advocacy group plans on continuing with a lawsuit against East Baton Rouge Parish, despite a Federal agency calling it a waste of time. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network says the parish's waste water treatment plants are ineffective, and violate the Clean Water Act. News... more »
  • LEAN lawsuit moving forward

    March 30, 2010 10:50 AM

    The Louisiana Environmental Action Network plans to go ahead with a lawsuit against East Baton Rouge Parish over waste water violations. That's despite the Environmental Protection Agency telling they group they cannot sue. The city is currently under a consent decree agreement with EPA to fix its waste... more »
  • EPA says group can't sue

    March 30, 2010 6:08 AM

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says an environmental group can't sue Baton Rouge for alleged Clean Water Act violations at three sewage treatment plants. Parish Attorney Mary Roper says the EPA's opinion boosts the city-parish position that citizen lawsuits are not permitted while progress is being made toward a January... more »
  • Sewage floods homes in Baton Rouge subdivision

    March 1, 2010 6:14 PM

    Dozens of people are cleaning up raw sewage in the homes in Baton Rouge. The backup is affecting houses in the Ashley Place subdivision located off Florida Boulevard near South Flannery Road. Latasha Janeau rents a house in the neighborhood, and has been dealing with the sewage problems... more »
  • Residents seek help with Sorrento sewer problems

    January 28, 2010 5:01 PM

    Residents in Sorrento say the town's sewage problems are only getting worse. They claim manholes overflowed with sewage over a week ago, and it seeped into their homes. Many have been dealing with the problems for months. "They claim they are going to do something, but then every... more »
  • Sorrento sewer problems

    October 21, 2009 9:55 AM

    Despite improvements made to stop sewer ponds from flooding in Sorrento, sewage has backed up into homes and now the town could be forced to pay for the damage. Residents voiced their concerns at a town council meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Blake LeBlanc said the problem stems from... more »

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