JEFFERSON, LA -- The Department of Environmental Affairs will hold a series of workshops in August for area high school teachers about the wastewater treatment process. The program will use a scientific approach in an effort to increase awareness about water pollution and its impact on the environment. Teachers will review the program and provide a hands-on demonstration with the Sewer Science equipment. Representatives from the Department of Environmental Affairs will be present to assist the teachers with planning and scheduling of the Sewer Science program for their respective schools. This is made possible by a grant from the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program. 
 
The first workshop will be held on the East Bank on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:00am, on the fourth floor of the Joseph S. Yenni Building, room 405.
 
The second workshop will be held on the West Bank on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:00am, on the third floor of the General Government Building in room 3503. 
 
The purpose of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program is to restore the ecological health of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin by developing and funding restoration projects and related scientific and public education projects. 
 
For more information about the workshops, please contact Sami Khalil, Storm Water Management Supervisor at 504-731-4612.