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Nov 12, 2013
ST. JOSEPH – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced $6 million in capital outlay funding for infrastructure improvements to the St. Joseph water system in Tensas Parish.
Governor Jindal said, “Water infrastructure investments are vital to improving the quality of life for our people in Tensas Parish, as well as helping to support economic development. This funding will replace water lines and the water tank here in St. Joseph and ensure our people have safe sources of local water. Infrastructure improvements like these repairs also make this area more attractive to businesses who want to invest in our state. That’s why we’ve supported more than $25 million in projects in Tensas Parish since 2008, and we’ll continue supporting projects throughout Louisiana to improve infrastructure in communities and grow our economy.”
The current water system in St. Joseph is in need of major repair and costs the parish approximately $100,000 annually to maintain. The project will replace the extension lines and water tank and will be completed over a five year period. The repairs and upgrades will ensure safe water sources for the citizens of St Joseph and area businesses.