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Delgado Makes a Splash with Water Grant

By Ashley Larsen

Delgado Community College received a 1.5 million dollar grant from GE to aid its efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. The announcement was made today during the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition (WEFTEC) held in New Orleans this week. The dough is part of a partnership between GE Foundation, Delgado and the city of New Orleans to create jobs in advanced manufacturing over the course of the next three years. 

Sinking City

WEFTEC Water Conference Looks for Solutions in NOLA & World

The amount of water wasted from this country’s aging infrastructure is staggering.  While fruit trees wither, 630 million gallons of water leak in the Bay Area of Northern California every day. Across the United States, 657 water mains will probably break today. Even more pipes will spring new leaks. As of 2011, New Orleans had twenty-five times more leaks in its 1,400 mile system of water pipes than the adequate industry standard, according to ‘da Paper. Luckily for us, people from around the world have come to New Orleans to trade solutions for those problems.  

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