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BR Drinking Water Concerns (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-03-26

Duration: 00:06:26



  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Marcelle, C. Denise Interviewee
  • Town, Hays, Jr. Interviewee
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Interviewee
  • Dausman, Alyssa Interviewee


This segment from the March 26, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the concerns about saltwater intrusion into the Southern Hills Aquifer, the source of drinking water in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes, due to the overuse by industry. He reports that the Water Institute of the Gulf is working on a strategic plan for ground water in East Baton Rouge Parish. He interviews: State Representative C. Denise Marcelle; Hays Town, Jr. of Save our Water Baton Rouge; Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome of East Baton Rouge Parish; and Alyssa Dausman, the senior vice president at the Water Institute of the Gulf.