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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Jesse Dufrene Pump Station Funded For Completion in 2013

Jesse Dufrene Pump Station Funded For Completion in 2013

Mathews, LA - Lafourche Parish Government announces funding for the Jesse Dufrene Pump Station in Gheens.  This will be a 1.25 million dollar project funded by the Lafourche Parish Government as a capital project with additional funding from the Hazard Mitigation Grant.

The existing pump station that was built over forty years ago on land donated by the Dufrene family has served the Gheens community for many years. Repairs and upgrades are needed to accommodate a 25-year rain fall event.

Lafourche Parish will place three new 36-inch pumps with diesel engines based on recommendations of the Master Drainage Plan which was completed in 2012.

In addition to the new pump station, the project will also include upgrading interior drainage ditches and culverts to further improve drainage for the area.

Charlotte Randolph, Lafourche Parish President stated, "It's been over seven years of working to get funding to replace this much needed station. Pump stations keep our communities safe and are often unnoticed; we are excited to announce this rebuild."

Lindel Toups, Councilman for District 6 commented, "After this pump is put up and connected to the two levees, the Gheens community will have many years of added flood protection."