LEAAF Environmental Consultants are working to remove any potential contamination from Saratoga Square before it can be used as a one million gallon water detention site as part of the massive DPS01 Watershed Project.
Once remediation is finished, it will look like a large stormwater lot that is commonly seen in other HMGP projects in New Orleans with dry detention ponds in between a walkway from Seventh St. to Sixth St.
The $50M DPS01 Watershed Proect project includes nine New Orleans neighborhoods: Broadmoor, Central City, Garden District, Lower Garden District, Irish Channel, St. Thomas Development, Touro, East Riverside, and Milan. These neighborhoods are located between the Central Business District and Uptown and within the Drainage Pump Station 1 (DPS 01) drainage district. Properties in these neighborhoods experience frequent localized flooding and repetitive losses due to regular weather events.
The goals for the project include:
- Increasing drainage to reduce flooding;
- Utilizing green infrastructure to slow, retain, and absorb storm water;
- Beautifying with green areas;
- Replenishing groundwater; and
- Storing rainwater underground.
View the pre-construction public meeting presentation here.
For more information about this project and other upcoming work, please visit Roadwork.nola.gov or call 504.658.ROAD (7623).