Post Date:September 19, 2019 2:50 PM
Crews have begun mobilizing equipment and work on the Montz water tower demolition will begin as early as tomorrow, September 20.

Background on St. Charles Parish Water Tower Demolitions

The Montz, Des Allemands and St. Rose water towers are to be demolished, as they no longer serve a purpose for distribution and storage of water for those areas.

The water towers were built in the 1960s and have been out of service for several years.

“When the towers were first built, there was less pressure and smaller distribution lines to the farthest points in the parish so they served as localized storage and a backup to get water to those areas,” said Waterworks Director Rob Brou. “Now, the parish has river crossings (pipelines that connect the East Bank and West Bank water) so storage is centrally located. This capability also provides for additional pressure.”

St. Charles Parish has 10 million gallons of water storage between the East and West Bank treatment facilities.

The decision was made with the realization that the towers could eventually present a safety hazard for residents in the areas and would cost the parish in ongoing maintenance if not demolished.

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.
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