What is a Consent Decree?
A Consent Decree is a legal document which formalizes an agreement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Louisiana State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the City of Shreveport. The Consent Decree relates specifically to violations of the federal Clean Water Act within the sewer collection system and at the wastewater treatment plants.

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1. What is the City doing with the Clean Water Shreveport project?
2. Why is the Clean Water Shreveport Project needed?
3. What is a Consent Decree?
4. What do Federal and State regulators require?
5. How much will these improvements cost?
6. What is a sanitary sewer?
7. What is an SSO?
8. Why do sewers overflow?
9. Are SSOs harmful?
10. How is Shreveport planning to eliminate SSOs?
11. What should I do if I see a sewer overflow?
12. What can I do to help prevent SSOs?
13. What is a private sewer line?
14. Does the City repair private sewer lines?
15. What is the best way to maintain private sewer lines?
16. How will my neighborhood be affected by this work?
17. What if I have questions not answered here?