|Recognizing the need, as well as the national effort being
made to reduce the pollution of our country's waterways, the
Sewerage and Water Board has proceeded with a phased program
for the treatment of all municipal sewage, both on the east and
west banks of the Mississippi River.
In 1962, the Sewerage and Water Board reactivated and assumed
the operation of a United States government-owned activated sludge
plant to provide sewage treatment for the Michoud residential
and industrial area east of the Industrial Canal. In 1965, the
capacity of this plant was increased from one million gallons
per day to 2.5 million gallons per day.
New ambient water quality standards led to the conversion
of the Michoud plant to tertiary treatment. Closure of the facility
was deemed to be more cost effective and the flows to the Michoud
plant were re-routed to the East Bank Sewage Treatment Plant