Emergency enhancements

A 150-kw Cummings generator has been installed at the Ward 4 Governmental Complex in Centerville, first photo. The generator is capable of supplying backup power for the entire complex in the event of an outage and was obtained with the assistance of the St. Mary Parish Department of Homeland Security. From left are John Hidgon, Fire District 2 chairman; parish President Paul Naquin; Homeland Security Director Duval Arthur; Glenn Blood, Waterworks District 5 chairman; and Phelo “Joe” Keller, Sewer District 5 chairman. Second photo, parish council members helped secure funding for a 40-kw portable generator to help keep Sewer District 5’s 30 lift stations operating during emergencies. From left are Toby Collins, district employee; Keller; parish Councilman David Hanagriff; parish Councilman Glen Hidalgo; Hayward A. Verdun, district secretary-treasurer; and Allen Pillaro, district superintendent.

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