In 2014, the City entered into a Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The Consent Decree requires that the City repair defects in the sanitary sewer system to eliminate SSOs. Work must be completed within a 12-year compliance schedule ending on November 12, 2026.
In summary, the Consent Decree requires the City to:
A complete copy of the Consent Decree can be accessed by clicking the link here: Consent Decree
As a part of the Consent Decree that was negotiated with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, the City is required to provide access to documents that are generated. These documents will be maintained electronically as a part of this website and paper copies will be available for viewing at the Administrative Office of the Water and Sewerage Department at the address below:
505 Travis Street, Suite 580
Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101
Annual Reports required by the Consent Decree summarize activities completed in the previous year and activities anticipated in the following year.
SSA Reports summarize the assessment and investigation activities completed to analyze various portions of the City’s sanitary sewer system.
Electronic versions of the SSA Reports exclude Appendix I because of file size. Appendix I contains the raw data and reports compiled during the collection system field inspections. The data is available for viewing at the physical location of the public repository at Government Plaza at 505 Travis Street, Suite 580, Shreveport LA 71101.
RMP Reports are developed to identify engineering recommendations to improve the City’s sanitary sewer system based on data collected during the sanitary sewer assessment and investigation activities.
Electronic versions of the RMP Reports exclude Appendix I because of file size. Appendix I contains the raw data and reports compiled during the collection system field inspections. The data is available for viewing at the physical location of the public repository at Government Plaza at 505 Travis Street, Suite 580, Shreveport LA 71101.
The Capacity Assessment Report was developed to identify areas of the City’s sanitary sewer system that are currently undersized. The Capacity Assessment RMP Report identifies improvements needed to convey the required flows.
The City developed a computerized model of its sanitary sewer system to assess the system’s capacity and identify proposed improvements. A report summarizing the hydraulic model is provided below.
The City developed and implemented a CMOM Program in response to the requirements of the Consent Decree. The CMOM Report is provided below.