Clean Water Shreveport

Year Eight Annual Report

What's been completed?

Progress Overview

The Gravity Sewer Preventative Maintenance Program includes routine cleaning and cleaning required per the Consent Decree SSA activities. According to Consent Decree requirements, the City is responsible for cleaning greater than 15 percent of the City’s WCTS annually and 100 percent of the system no later than 84 months following the Effective Date of the Consent Decree. The City has attempted to clean 100% of the pipes, rather than just the 15-inch diameter and greater as part of the SSA investigations.

The City constructed 30 total projects within SSA Phase 1. All 30 projects have reached final completion. Table 3-5 in the Year 8 Annual Report below provides a summary of the project status of each of the Phase 1 RMP Projects. During Consent Decree Year 7, the City advanced one (1) project to final completion, “ – Jewella & Greenwood” on June 12, 2020.

A total of 17 total construction projects were developed based on the Phase 2 RMP. All 17 projects have reached final completion. One (1) project (2-SH1) reached functional completion and 11 projects reached final completion during the Year 7 reporting period. Table 3-6  in the Year 8 Annual Report  below provides a summary of the actual completion dates for each of the Phase 2 RMP Projects.

A total of 14 total projects were developed based on the Phase 3 RMP. During Year 8 each of these projects has advanced into detailed design.  Bidding and construction of Phase 3 projects were placed on hold during Consent Decree Year 6 due and continued to hold through Year 8.

In early 2020 (Year 6), 19 projects were selected to mitigate SSOs, address regulatory compliance, and maintain reliable utility service within the City’s wastewater and water utilities. The City continued to advance the delivery of these projects through the Consent Decree Year 8 reporting period.

To see a detailed list of Critical Projects click here and navigate to page 28.

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Occurrences

Sanitary Sewer Overflows, SSOs, can be caused by a multitude of things. The most common occurrences are caused by an inflow of excessive stormwater into sewer lines, malfunctioning lift stations, broken sewer lines, and more.

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