Louisiana Public Water Supply Facts

LOUISIANA PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY FACTS

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY DEFINITIONS

Community: serves at least 15 service connections used by year round residents or at least 25 year round residents (city, mobile home parks, nursing homes etc.)

Non-Transient Non-Community: serves at least 25 of the same people for at least 6 months of the year (schools, factories etc.)

Transient Non-Community: serves at least 25 different people for at least 60 days of the year (camp grounds, roadside rest stops etc.)

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

Supply & System Type

# of Systems

Community Ground Water

1144

Community Surface Water

55

NTNC Ground Water

222

NTNC Surface Water

10

TNC Ground Water

483

TNC Surface Water

1

Community Combination

6

Purchased

81

TOTAL

2002

POPULATION SERVED

  • 500,000- 100,001= 6 SYSTEMS
  • 100,000 - 50,001= 9 SYSTEMS
  • 50,000 - 10,001 = 45 SYSTEMS
  • 10,000 - 1,001= 450 SYSTEMS
  • <1,000 = 1492 SYSTEMS
  • TOTAL SYSTEMS = 2002
  • POPULATION SERVED = ~APPROXIMATELY 3.9 MM

SWAP EXCLUDED SYSTEMS

  • COMMUNITY WHPP GROUND WATER SYSTEMS
    • APPROVED = 107
    • ADDITIONAL DURING SWAP TIME FRAME = 92
  • PURCHASED WATER = 81
  • MULTIPLE SYSTEMS IN SURFACE WATER BODIES = 50
  • 2002 SYS. LESS EXCLUSIONS = 1672 SYSTEMS FOR SWAP EVALUATION

SURFACE WATER

  • 77 SYSTEMS WITH 86 INTAKES
  • 68 COMMUNITY AND 9 NON-COMMUNITY
  • 27 WATER BODIES IN 12 BASINS
  • TOTAL OF 473 DRAINAGE SUBSEGMENTS IN 12 BASINS
  • SURFACE WATER INTAKES LOCATED IN 8 OF THE 12 BASINS
 

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