There is a new plan that is underway that includes funding to help Louisiana's drinking waterThe Natural Resources Conservation Service here in Louisiana will be using about one million dollars to help four watersheds have better water quality.

The Conservation Service will be teaming up with Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the state Department of Environmental Quality for the project.  The goal is help have more power to try to get money and resources for the endeavor.

The Conservation Service's acting state conservationist, says in this case the three agencies chose relatively small areas to focus on so progress can be more measurable.

The four focus areas for the grant are:

  • Indian Bayou Watershed in Acadia, Lafayette and Vermillion parishes
  • Lake Louis Watershed, in Catahoula Parish
  • East Fork Big Creek Watershed
  • Big Creek Watershed, both in Tangipahoa Parish.