Forced Drainage


Carl Ledet



Hours of Operation

  • Tue - Fri, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Week: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Physical Address

  • 211 Government Street
  • Gray, LA 70359

Mailing Address

  • P. O. Box 2768
  • Houma, LA 70361

Our Mission

The Drainage Division was formed to meet the growing need for protection from flooding caused by rain and storms such as tropical depressions and hurricanes. 

The Forced Drainage Division operates 70 pump stations throughout the parish. At present we are in the process of testing a new telemetry system, which will have the capability of monitoring the status of pump stations from a central location to assure proper operation of the pumps. The telemetry system will also give us advance warnings of problems as they occur improving employee response time and reducing pump downtime. It will also allow us to remotely start and stop pumps if needed during emergency situations improving safety and reliability. We are expecting to have 4 major pump stations on line by the end of the year 2013.

Forced Drainage provides the following services:

  • maintain forced drainage pump stations, pumps and pump systems
  • clean canals in the forced drainage areas
  • operate Bayou Black flood control structure
  • maintain aids to navigation (beacon lights on Lake Decade)
  • clean lateral ditches
  • inspect and maintain forced drainage levees


To report problems with pump stations, canals, levees, or outfall ditches or request a work order, contact Katherine Brown, Administrative Coordinator I, at (985) 873-6718 or email her at

You can also report a problem using the form provided.

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