Everybody knows the Crescent City is shaped more like a bowl (we’re below sea level), and when it rains, it holds the water. Because there’s so much concrete, that water can’t go down into the ground. Instead, it flows to the drainage system where it’s pumped out.
Based on data, we are seeing more intense rainstorms in our region. Did you know that during heavy rain, literally billions of gallons of water can dump on our neighborhoods? That’s right…billions…as in five Superdomes full of water during a single storm! And science says it’s going to rain more and more. All that rainwater has to go somewhere, and when the pumps can’t keep up, it floods.
Simply put, in addition to pumping, we have to better manage water and where it goes.
And Every Drop Makes a Difference.