Sewage treatment system maintenance class being offered at Nicholls State

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

BATON ROUGE – A sewage treatment system maintenance class is being offered at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux on Nov. 3 and 5 with sessions beginning at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

On Nov. 4, free 20 minute hands-on demonstrations begin at 2 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. People with their own sewage treatment system and those interested in learning about the protection of Bayou Lafourche and the surrounding area from improperly treated sewage are encouraged to attend.

Information will be provided on how to properly maintain a sewage treatment system while taking measures to avoid unsanitary conditions that could impact homes and businesses in Ascension, Assumption and Lafourche parishes.

The class is being hosted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Rural Water Association in partnership with Nicholls State University, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.

For more information contact Jesse Means, DEQ geologist at (225) 219-1827, jesse.means@la.gov; or Rusty Reeves, deputy director of the Louisiana Rural Water Association at (337) 738-2896, rustree@centurytel.net.