City to Host Ninth Annual WEF Community Service Project

the City urged all New Orleans residents and businesses to get prepared and stay informedNEW ORLEANSTOMORROW, City officials will join members of the Water Environment Federation and more than one hundred volunteers to construct bioswales on the grounds of City Hall to help capture and filter stormwater runoff as part of the Ninth Annual WEF Community Service Project. This project is in conjunction with WEFTEC 2016, the Water Environment Federation’s 89th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, which is being held Sept. 24-28, 2016 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. WEFTEC, which includes more than 20,000 participants, is the world’s largest annual water quality event and provides the latest developments, technologies and services for water preservation, restoration and sustainability.

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m.

WHO:              City Officials

                        Water Environment Federation

WHAT:            Ribbon cutting ceremony for new bioswales on grounds of City Hall

WHEN:            Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

                        2:30 p.m.

WHERE:         New Orleans City Hall

                        Corner of Poydras St. and Lasalle St.

                        New Orleans, LA 70112


About WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit

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