Pump to the River Petition

We strongly encourage you, your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members to write your Congressional delegation and let them know you want to stay dry and are in favor of Option 2a which includes PUMP TO THE RIVER!

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WE WANT PUMP TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT THE 17th STREET CANAL!
Jefferson/Orleans, Louisiana

We, the undersigned, appeal to the President and Congress to appropriate the funding necessary to design and construct the proposed “PUMP TO THE RIVER” drainage project located in Jefferson Parish and serving 10,000 acres in Jefferson and Orleans, including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Old Metairie and
Old Jefferson using any of the following legislative options:

1) The funding of Option 2a in the 4th Supplemental Congressional appropriation recently itemized in the  “Executive Partnership” consensus agreed to by the Corps of Engineers, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, and Jefferson Parish;

2) The passage of the Water Resources Development Act  Bill (WRDA) presently going before the U.S.Senate;

3) The approval of new language in a pending Senate bill that would include  “PUMP TO THE RIVER” as a  provisionally approved S.E.L.A. Project, if authorized following a review by the Corps of Engineers.

We believe that the devastation we suffered due to the failure of the 17th Street Canal walls, should entitle our areas to a priority status in financial aid to fully protect our neighborhoods against future threats from surge or inundation.

PUMP TO THE RIVER benefits both Jefferson and Orleans by removing Hoey’s Basin drainage from the 17th St. Canal system and diverting it to the Mississippi River. The result: Both Orleans and Jefferson will be safer from flooding.

Sincerely,
Pump to the River


Petitions and letters can be sent directly to each member of Congress listed on the Contact Your Representitive page. If you prefer, you may also send the original to us at PUMP TO THE RIVER, 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 470, Metairie, LA 70005, and we will copy and send it to each member of the Congressional delegation on your behalf. Thanks for your support.