Jena, Louisiana, 5th Congressional District
The LaSalle Parish Police Jury completed a water system improvements project for the Rogers Community Water System, Inc. The Rogers Community Water System, Inc. maintains two water wells, a standpipe, chlorination system, and various distribution system components. Prior to the improvements completed by CDBG, this system met EPA’s primary drinking water standards, however the condition of the systems only finished water storage tank was an alarming source for contamination. Roughly two-thirds of the standpipe’s roof had corroded leaving unrestricted access to precipitation, bugs, birds, varmints, etc. In 2016, Louisiana Department of Health put the water system under a mandatory boil advisory that was still in effect at the start of this project in 2022. With the assistance of LCDBG the Parish was able to rehabilitate the interior and exterior of the standpipe including roof replacement and site work, replace the meter and discharge assembly in the water wells, and complete site piping, electrical, and control work needed to complete the project.
Benefits & Innovation
All repairs to the Rogers Water System, Inc. benefited 249 persons that no longer receive substandard water service. LaSalle Parish Police Jury conditionally closed the project on July 14, 2023 and all work has been completed.