The function of the Drainage Department is to operate and maintain the drainage pumping stations tasked with removing storm water from within the levee system. The drainage pumping system of Plaquemines Parish consists of 16 major sites throughout the parish, most of which have multiple pumps. Operators work eight hour days during the regular work week, are on twenty-four hour call otherwise and are responsible for monitoring both rainfall amounts and canal levels. Normally, one full time operator is assigned to each station.
Charles “Greg” Simpson – Superintendent (504) 394-3290
In case of emergency call (504) 297-5000 (24 hours).
Belle Chasse #1 City Price (Hayes)
Belle Chasse #2 Gainard Wood
Scarsdale Bayou Grand de Laird
Braithwaite Duvic Canal
Belair Empire Shipyard
Bellevue Myrtle Grove
Pointe-a-la-Hache Pointe Celeste
West Pointe-a-la-Hache Hero Canal