Are Sanitary Sewer Overflows harmful?

Direct contact with untreated sewage is definitely harmful, as human and animal wastes contain bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens. When untreated sewage flows into local waterways, it degrades the quality of the water, harms aquatic life and requires more expensive treatment to discharge an acceptable quality of effluent into local waterways. For more information, contact us at 225-389-4865.

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1. What is an SSO?
2. Are Sanitary Sewer Overflows harmful?
3. How is the City-Parish working to eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflow?
4. What do I do if I see a sewer overflow?