St. Charles Parish water receives ‘A’ Grade

Published 9:50 am Saturday, January 21, 2023

HAHNVILLE – The St. Charles Parish Department of Waterworks received a preliminary grade of 100 percent from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). The grading scale, set by the Community Drinking Water Accountability Rule, establishes a letter grade on seven standards evaluating parish infrastructure, accountability, and overall health risks of drinking water to consumers.

“The perfect score on our preliminary visit from LDH illustrates the hard work the Waterworks team displays daily to ensure we provide quality drinking water to our residents,” said President Matthew Jewell. “I am incredibly proud of these results and thank all of our Waterworks team members for their dedication to our parish.”

The Department of Waterworks scored 80 out of 80 in five categories, including federal and state water quality, operations and maintenance, and infrastructure. The second part of grading is underway and includes financial sustainability, quality of the water, and a bonus section for various assessment and planning areas. Final grades will be published on May 1, 2023.

Act 98, adopted during the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session, authorizes LDH to conduct this grading to provide an accountability process to support drinking water sustainability for the residents of Louisiana.

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