20 Years of Saving Our Lake and Coast
Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation
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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's success depends on the dedication and talents of thousands of volunteers. People often volunteer with us because they feel a personal commitment to protecting and restoring our basin, so that all of us can enjoy it. Motivated by this valuable feeling of ownership, volunteers get involved in a variety of fun, interesting events that we hold throughout the year. Learn more

Many of these events are annual, including our Back to the Beach Festival, Beach Sweep, Fishing Rodeo, Golf Classic, and Northshore "Let's Make Waves" Party.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation staff also welcomes those who wish to volunteer in our office. Office volunteers regularly offer their time and talents throughout the year. Their assistance is invaluable. Learn more


Water Quality Programs & Projects

Wastewater Assistance Program

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, in partnership with the LDEQ’s Small Business Assistance Program, offers free education, technical assistance, and assistance with permits to the owner/operators of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. When LPBF visits your facility, the WWTP will be inspected for functionality and the paperwork and permitting of the plant will be reviewed. We will offer technically-sound, economical, and innovative ways for the WWTP to come into compliance. The LPBF, in partnership with LDEQ and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH), also provides technical training sessions for WWTP plant operators to assist with their continuing education. Please call Will at the LPBF for more information and to set up a visit (504) 836-2215.

Knowing your plant and maintaining it is very important to make sure it is discharging clean water. Remember, most home and small commercial systems are aerated treatment plants, NOT septic systems (our soils do not work well for septic systems). Please check the following resources for information on the care and maintenance of your small WWTP.

Homeowner’s Guide to Household Sewage Treatment Systems

Decentralized Onsite Management for Treatment of Domestic Wastes

Septic (Onsite) Systems Guidance, Manuals and Policies



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