New pump gets water flowing in Robeline and Marthaville


Work was completed at the Robeline Marthaville Water System well site Dec. 22. A new pump and pipes were installed. The old tank was removed. The Delta Regional Authority contributed $27,000 of emergency funding toward the project. DRA’s investment was matched by $5,000 in local funds to replace the 30-year-old water tank.

“I am pleased we had the opportunity to support the efforts of the Delta Regional Authority to make immediate assistance available to the communities in Robeline and Marthaville so that they will have drinkable water in time for the holidays,” said Gov. Edwards. “We are incredibly grateful for DRA’s help in making this critical and timely repair possible, given the tremendous challenge that small municipalities repeatedly face when it comes to affording the costs of maintaining a functional water system.”

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