St. Charles offering information tours

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2014

LAPLACE – St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of parish infrastructure and services, including pumping stations and the new Emergency Operations Center, during its Spring 2014 Info Tour.

Tours will be held March 29 on the west bank and April 12 on the east bank between 8 a.m. and noon both days. Meet-up for both tours will be at the new St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center, 15026 River Road in Hahnville. Transportation and breakfast will be provided.

New additions to both tours include a walk-through of the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter and the new Edward A. Dufresne Community Center.

“I want to personally encourage all St. Charles Parish residents to take the Info Tour,” St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. said. “It offers a complete look at what it takes to keep the parish up and running in a way that many residents don’t notice as they go about their daily activities.”

Patrons will also have the chance to interface with various department heads that will answer questions about current infrastructure and future plans.

The west bank tour on March 29 will also

feature the Luling wastewater oxidation pond, the Cousins pumping station and the Luling waterworks facility.

The east bank tour on April 12 will also feature the Destrehan wastewater treatment plant, the Cross Bayou pumping station and the New Sarpy waterworks plant.

To reserve a spot on the Info Tour, call 985-783-5182 or fill out the online form located at Space is limited and patrons should be ready to climb stairs on the tours.