St John Parish Press Releases

Pin Oak Terminals Cuts Long Awaited Ribbon

August 14, 2017

Pin Oak Terminals’ executives, along with Governor John Bel Edwards, Paul Aucoin, Parish President Natalie Robottom, St. John Parish Council, Sheriff Michael Tregre and other Government officials, employees, along with many supporters, cut the rib - READ


THIS IS A DRILL: On August 23rd, 2017, DuPont Pontchartrain will be conducting Active Shooter Drill. There will be several fire engines and police vehicles, along with emergency personnel on site for part of the day. The drill will begin at approximately 9:30 AM with the activation of a siren, and last for a duration of 30 minutes. Please do not be alarmed, this is only a drill.

Water Outage/Boil Water: Ashley Drive to Ingleside on OLD 51, LaPlace

Monday, August 21, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Utilities is currently working to repair a water leak on Main Street and water customers between Ingleside and Ashley Drive on Old 51 may lose water pressure for 2 to 3 hours due to emergency repairs. If your residence loses water pressure, please call 651-6800 to report loss of water. Crews are working as quickly as possible to get water restored. If you lose water pressure , customers between Indigo and Ashley Drive will be under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice. Please boil water for one minute before eating or drinking. Showering and bathing is not affected. You will be notified when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted. Thank you for your patience.

Road Construction

Construction of the drainage project on LA 3188 (Belle Terre Blvd.)  in Laplace is currently on hold due to the relocation of a private utility line, according to the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

DOTD officials are working closely with the contractor and private utility company to relocate the line by September 4, 2017 at the latest so that construction may resume.  
St. John Parish officials are also monitoring the project and in discussion with all parties to move the project forward as quickly as possible. Please remember to drive slowly in the area and be on the lookout for work crews, signs, and equipment. Intermittent lane closures on Belle Terre Blvd. will be in effect for the duration of the project.