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Post Date:March 23, 2018 4:01 PM

A sample of water taken from the west bank of St. Charles Parish was named the best tasting water in Louisiana on March 20 at the Louisiana Conference on Water Supply, Sewerage, and Industrial Wastes, Inc. in Shreveport.

“Our Waterworks Department is a first class operation and always delivers a superb product to the residents of St. Charles Parish,” said Parish President Larry Cochran. “I’m glad they are getting the recognition they deserve; we are proud of them."

The same sample also placed first in the South Central Region on March 14. The South Central Region includes the parishes of Assumption, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, Lafourche and Terrebonne. The officers of the region choose the winners.

In addition to the South Central Region, winning the statewide contest includes Northwest, Northeast, Central, Lake Area, Southwest, Capital, and Southeast regions.

The purpose of the Louisiana Conference on Water Supply, Sewerage, and Industrial Wastes, Inc. is to promote the professionalism of, to provide for training of, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information among everyone in the water and wastewater fields. The Conference strives to promote and support mandatory certification of the water and wastewater operator, to improve the overall quality of life for the citizens of Louisiana through safe drinking water and protection of the environment.

“It’s an honor to continuously be recognized by our peers for producing high quality water,” said Waterworks Director Robbie Brou. “We look forward to competing at the next level.”

The sample will compete in October to be named the best tasting in the Southwest Section of America Waterworks Association at their annual conference in Baton Rouge.

The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish. For more information on parish activities, visit, or

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