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How We Got Here
From the city’s founding in 1836 to now, Shreveport’s sewer system has evolved from clay pipelines discharging untreated sewage into waterways to an 1,100 mile system of PVC and concrete pipes and 120 pump (lift) stations that convey the sewage to two treatment facilities before discharging into the Red River.

Over the years leaking, crumbling pipes and antiquated infrastructure have caused sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) that discharge raw sewage into our neighborhoods.

Pipes are leaking and breaking citywide due to blockages, age, and limited capacity during wet weather and corrosion, causing raw sewage to be discharged into neighborhoods and the environment.

Frequent repairs are necessary to maintain Shreveport’s sewer and water system because there have not been funds to replace aging pipes and pump stations.

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