What is the City doing with the Clean Water Shreveport project?

The Clean Water Shreveport project is an ambitious multi-year program of projects and initiatives designed to improve water quality and protect the safety and health of citizens by rebuilding and modernizing the sewer collection system and treatment facilities.

The City is undertaking a sewer infrastructure improvement program to eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). In addition, this program includes wastewater treatment plant modifications/upgrades in order to meet wastewater discharge regulatory requirements. We are making a major capital investment in our sewer infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants now, so that we can create a sustainable system that serves the health and safety needs of Shreveport residents and businesses, and protects water quality for years to come.

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1. What is the City doing with the Clean Water Shreveport project?
2. Why is the Clean Water Shreveport Project needed?
3. What is a Consent Decree?
4. What do Federal and State regulators require?
5. How much will these improvements cost?
6. What is a sanitary sewer?
7. What is an SSO?
8. Why do sewers overflow?
9. Are SSOs harmful?
10. How is Shreveport planning to eliminate SSOs?
11. What should I do if I see a sewer overflow?
12. What can I do to help prevent SSOs?
13. What is a private sewer line?
14. Does the City repair private sewer lines?
15. What is the best way to maintain private sewer lines?
16. How will my neighborhood be affected by this work?
17. What if I have questions not answered here?