Mayor-President Broome seeking development of storm water master plan

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - In an effort to address drainage in East Baton Rouge Parish and prevent the tragic effects of natural disasters such as the historic August 2016 flooding, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop a Comprehensive Parish Storm Water Master Plan.

The plan calls for a review of the capacity of the existing drainage systems within the parish, as well as an evaluation of drainage on a regional basis by working with representatives from Ascension, Iberville, Livingston and St. James parishes.

Development of a storm water master plan was part of Mayor Broome's transition report released in March. She has highlighted such a plan as a critical need for East Baton Rouge Parish and the capital region.

“We have learned a lot since last year’s flooding, and we are consistently putting those lessons to use to protect our citizens,” Mayor-President Broome said. “Recent widespread flooding has exposed the need to look at addressing water drainage in East Baton Rouge Parish to determine the deficiencies of our systems, but also look at this from a regional basis with our neighboring parishes. We know that drainage and the flow of our waterways do not stop at our parish boundaries.”

The city-parish began advertising for the RFQ Friday. Applicants’ qualifications must be submitted to the city-parish by Aug. 4. 


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