Residents of the small town of St. Joseph in Tensas parish are soaked with joy over a new water system that goes on-line today. Governor John Bel Edwards is in St. Joseph to cut the ribbon on the new facility that has been in need for decades. Shauna Sanford is the Governor’s communications director.
Sanford says the new plant is welcomed by residents who have been dealing with dis-colored water for years.
The town had been under a perpetual public health emergency declaration because of their old system. Those days are now gone says Sanford.
The 8-million dollar project was funded by the state.