LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Major responsibilities include administration of the Safe Drinking Water Program, Community Sewage Program, Operator Certification Program and State Public Pool regulations. Examples of activities include plan reviews and permits for new construction or modification of drinking water facilities, wastewater facilities, institutions, state-owned facilities, and public pools as well as inspection, sampling, and supervision of public water supplies.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (DEQ)
The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to provide service to the people of Louisiana through comprehensive environmental protection in order to promote and protect health, safety and welfare while considering sound policies that are consistent with statutory mandates. The department is divided into the following offices:
- The Office of the Secretary
- The Office of Management and Finance
- The Office of Environmental Services
- The Office of Environmental Compliance
- The Office of Environmental Assessment
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Region 6 serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 66 Tribes
STATE PLUMBING BOARD OF LOUISIANA
In 1924…when the Department of Health and Hospitals developed codes to protect the people of Louisiana, the Louisiana Plumbing Law was enacted and the State Plumbing Board was created. The State Plumbing Board continues to fulfill our fiscal responsibilities as well as protect the health and welfare of the people of Louisiana initially doing so by moving forward to the enactment of the Louisiana Master Plumber Licensing Law in 1990. You must pass an examination in order to be licensed to perform or install plumbing work.
MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL TIPS & INFORMATION
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION SERVICES
LRWA has partnered with SwiftReach Networks. SwiftReach Networks Inc. has created a powerful, new Public Notification System. Whether it be an urgent event such as “Boil Water” advisories or routine contact for collection calls, you can use this cutting-edge technology to quickly communicate with your customers via telephone, e-mail, Text/SMS or any communications device. Please click the below for more information. Please feel free to contact LRWA for any additional questions.
LRWA offers the opportunity to place “Help Wanted” and “Items for Sale” on our website at no charge. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your information. Information should include: type of job or equipment; requirements for job; location, contact information, deadline date, etc. Information that is short and to-the-point is most effective.
Contact LRWA to remove ad once it is no longer needed. All ads are dated and removed after six months; if you wish to continue an ad longer, make note of that in your email. Thank you!
W.J. FOURNET SCHOLARSHIP
In 1998, members of Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) created the Scholarship Fund in honor of Mr. Willis Fournet. This award of $2,000 will be made to a student to defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA). Applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, a resident of the State of Louisiana and reside on a water and/or wastewater system that is a member of LRWA.
Brief background of Mr. Willis Fournet
He was born and raised in Kinder, LA. He was a graduate of McNeese State University and went on to become an educator & coach. Upon retirement 1981 as an elementary school principal he became the director for Louisiana Rural Water Association. He was very instrumental in guiding LRWA to its present state. He continued his educational background by assisting and training water and wastewater operators across the state of Louisiana. Mr. Fournet retired from LRWA in December 1993 and passed away December 1994.
We encourage municipalities and water and/or wastewater facilities to contact your local high school counselors as well as your system customers to inform them that this scholarship is available for students.
Previous scholarship applicants and winners may apply.
If you need additional information, please call the LRWA at (800) 256-2591 or (337) 738-2896.
TYPED applications are due by March 8, 2019.