Drinking Water

July 22, 2015
Late Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking sampling station. The water system, which serves 44,000 residents in St. Bernard Parish, was tested by DHH as part of the State’s new public drinking water surveillance program. DHH notified the water system and local officials Wednesday evening. The Department asked the water system to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to ensure that any remaining ameba in the system are eliminated. Parish President Dave Peralta confirmed that the system would conduct the burn out of an abundance of caution.
June 17, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $5.25 million loan to the Town of Greenwood through the state’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF). The low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the community’s drinking water system.
June 17, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently awarded a $3.6 million loan to the Town of Homer through the state’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF). The low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the community’s drinking water system.
June 17, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently awarded a $2 million loan to the City of Natchitoches through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF). The low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the community’s drinking water system.
March 05, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $255,000 loan to the town of Bernice through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF).
January 09, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital (DHH) awarded a $4.2 million loan to the Terrebonne Consolidated Water Works District Number 1 (CWWDN1) through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF).
January 08, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $1.25 million loan to the French Settlement Water Company through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF).
October 02, 2014
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded a $1,000,000 loan to the Village of Mermentau through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The low-interest loan will help improve the community's drinking water system.
September 12, 2014
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that its testing confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the Ebarb Water District 1 Aimwell Area located in Sabine Parish. This water system serves 5,529 people. There are no known cases of illness related to the ameba in Sabine Parish or elsewhere in the state currently.
August 27, 2014
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that its testing confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the St. John Water District 1 water system. This water system serves 12,577 people in the towns of Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy. There are no known cases of illness related to the ameba in St. John the Baptist Parish or elsewhere in the state currently.