NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) today released the findings of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control program (SELA) impact study conducted by Ardurra, a third-party contractor.
“We take the safety, wellbeing, and trust of our residents very seriously, and we understand that the flooding has taken a toll on our people,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “It was important to have Ardurra conduct this study to ensure that the SELA project is doing what it supposed to do. With the contributions of SELA, we are seeing the reduction of flooding around the city. This is a great step forward, but there is still work to be done. I am proud of the work and improvements at the Sewerage & Water Board in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and the Army Corp of Engineers. Our infrastructure and drainage system is a shared responsibility, and we all have been seamlessly working together.”…read more