BATON ROUGE, LA – April 21, 2022 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of a dedicated hotline and web resources for the American Rescue Plan Drainage Initiative in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Since June 2021, City-Parish has used American Rescue Plan funds to remove 12 million pounds of debris from 41 miles of drain pipes; 20,000 cubic yards of debris has been cleared from Bayou Manchac; repairs to drainage structures include 38 cave-ins/sinkholes, 48 catch basins, 30 pipes and 1 concrete-lined canal.
City-Parish created an online dashboard with information on service requests and projects funded through the City-Parish’s recent allocation of more than $40 million in American Rescue Plan funds to address drainage improvements throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.
“The American Rescue Plan Drainage Initiative Dashboard is part of my ongoing commitment to public transparency and open data,” said Mayor Broome. “This dashboard features detailed information on drainage requests made through 311, the status of each request, total projects sorted by repair type and status, and other visualizations.”
Residents can access the dashboard at brla.gov/drainageprojects.
The City-Parish Citizen Data Academy created an online tutorial explaining the dashboard here.
Residents with questions about the status of projects or service requests through the American Rescue Plan Drainage Initiative can call 225-588-5678 or email StormwaterRepairs@brla.gov. City-Parish reminds residents to initiate any new service requests for drainage issues by calling 311 or using the free Red Stick 311 mobile app or online at 311.brla.gov.