Monday, January 23, 2012

Proposed Sewerage & Water Board rate doubling gets public discussion~The proposal, which includes rate increases starting in July for water and sewer services, also calls for implementation beginning next year of a monthly parcel fee to support the city's colossal drainage system, including new pump stations at the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals and a massive flood gate on the West Bank.
His deputy for infrastructure, Cedric Grant, in a prepared statement Friday ticked off a long list of federal funding sources that the administration says it has helped secure to bolster the S&WB's coffers. However, the income largely already has been factored into water board officials' accounting in the revenue proposal.
A notable exception is Grant's assertion that the federal government -- not the S&WB -- should pick up the tab for overseeing the three new outfall canal pump stations and the West Bank facility. "We are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the payment of operating and maintenance costs for the future permanent pump stations, which at approximately $16 million annually, represents a cost we believe is the federal government's obligation," he said.
~Editilla Hotellas~
Well, at least their being sorta honest about it!
But Dayum! Now the annual maintenance costs on those heinous pumps has gone from $10Million to $16,000,000/yr?
I mean goddamnit! This the Big Reason it is So Important to Know Why New Orleans Flooded! The fickn gat'damn Corps should pay for their ass hat bad engineering!
Jesus fork me with a spoon! Grrrrrrr
Clowns to the left us, jokers to the right. Here we are...

Blueprint for Louisiana Coast on view today at UNO ~Sandy Rosenthal,

Go home and think about wetlands
~Library Chronicles

African-American cemeteries plowed over for spillway now recognized as historic

Misunderestimating the BP Oil Spill
~John McQuaid, Forbes

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New Orleans recreation program hiring process raises eyebrows~Franks Donz

Feeling blue that Aaron Broussard shook you down for money to build vacation hotels and lodges overseas? ~Slabbed

Jarrett Lee, T-Bob Hebert are Krewe of Zeus grand marshals for Mardi Gras parade

Carnival tune-up fundraisers~Gambit

Little Free Library movement fosters reading, sense of community

Maurepas Foods Opens, New Bywater Restaurant Features Farm-Fresh Ingredients~NOLA DEFENDER

The Best Little Mexican Joint in Lakeview ~Blackened Out

Pour Some Sugar on Me: 2012 King Cake Death Match, February 2nd
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Papa Grows Funk release "Needle In The Groove" March 27~The Grateful Web

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