Drainage/Stormwater

BGR Again Wins National Awards for Research

July 27, 2017

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its national conference...

Why will New Orleans property owners get another tax bill this year?

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

February 1, 2017

Tuesday (Jan. 31) was the deadline for New Orleans property owners to pay their 2017 taxes, but they can...

BGR report proposes using fees, not taxes, to fund New Orleans’ drainage system

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 14, 2017

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board should consider levying usage fees to pay for the upkeep of its...

Peter Reichard shares the Bureau of Governmental Research’s new study calling for a drainage fee

By Janae Pierre

Source: WWNO

March 6, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with representatives of the Global Livingston Institute about their annual...

Why did New Orleans property owners just get another tax bill?

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 29, 2017

New Orleans property owners are venting their frustration after finding a second property tax bill for 2017 in their...

First projects in New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar street repair campaign behind schedule

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

June 26, 2017

New Orleans’ ambitious plan to pour billions of dollars into fixing its crumbling streets is already behind schedule before...

Landrieu considers stormwater fees to pay for New Orleans drainage system upgrades

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 29, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu  is in the early stages of a plan to put a stormwater management fee proposal before the New...

Cantrell calls for $84 million a year in infrastructure spending, bringing S&WB into City Hall

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

August 31, 2017

In the midst of new concerns about the reliability of the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage system and longstanding...

New Orleans mayoral candidates tout plans for Sewerage & Water Board, NOPD at forum

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

September 21, 2017

Six leading New Orleans mayoral candidates vowed this week to keep the troubled Sewerage & Water Board under city...

3 things we learned from Tuesday’s WDSU mayoral debate

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 4, 2017

WDSU-TV’s New Orleans mayoral debate on Tuesday (Oct. 3) was a careful, plodding affair with almost no friction between the candidates,...