State Senator Gregory Tarver, D-Shreveport, announced, this week, $9.4 million in funding for LSU Health Shreveport to build its own water source.
The record-setting freezes this past winter cut off water supply to the campus, forcing many departments and facilities to close. The Trauma One Center, which provides critical emergency health services to the community, was one of the facilities impacted.
Sen. Tarver said, “This is an excellent and needed project for the LSU Health Shreveport campus. The water system will help the campus to continue educating and serving the community, even in times of crisis.”
The Emergency Water Services Project will allow LSU Health Shreveport to have access to its own emergency water supply, preventing future closures of critical units because of an insufficient amount of water.