Water Quality Pond Project in Mandeville Area Completed

MANDEVILLE- Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced that the Bayou Chinchuba Water Quality Pond project in the Mandeville area, is now complete. The cost of the project was $486,573.

Neighborhoods located downstream of this pond should see increased oxygen levels in Bayou Chinchuba, and increased storm water drainage capacity. Expected long-term benefits of this process include the disintegration of waste products before entering Bayou Chinchuba, resulting in higher oxygenation for native plants and animals to thrive.

This project partially EPA Grant-Funded, was to design and build a water quality pond within the footprint of the existing detention pond in the Oak Island subdivision in the Mandeville area.

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Components of the project included a drainage pipe from Bayou Chinchuba into the pond; the construction of a weir connecting the existing pond; excavation; construction of a wrap-around berm; installation of a  bubbler, or aerator within the pond including the electrical mechanism for operation; fencing and sod.

The bubbler aerates water that flows into the water quality pond from Bayou Chinchuba. The pond is located south of Sharp Road and north of Oak Island Drive. 

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