The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.2 million contract to repair a non-federal pump station in Orleans parish in New Orleans, Louisiana to local firm Healtheon Inc.
This is the final repair contract for Orleans parish. The repairs involve installing vertical pumps, gate valves and making other minor improvements to Elaine pump station. The work will take 15 months to complete and the project will be 100% federally-funded.
“The project will help to ensure the reliability of this pump station during future storm events,” said John Ashley, branch chief for existing pump stations.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has spent approximately US$38 million on pump station repairs in Orleans parish.