Apr 19, 2013 8:25 AM by AP
The city of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish will share $27 million for sewage repairs related to Hurricane Katrina.
The grants, announced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance program.
Landrieu says $13.5 million will pay for the replacement of water main lines in five neighborhoods - Filmore, West End, St. Roch Ward, Dillard and Gentilly Woods.
Officials say the remaining funds will help repair St. Bernard Parish's sewage collection system, which sustained severe wind and flood damage due to Katrina. Parish officials say floodwaters entered the buried sewer pipeline system, carrying debris and sediment that had no route of discharge.
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