One of the Parish’s top priorities is maintaining infrastructure and making improvements to levees, roads, highways, bridges, pump stations, and drainage. This reflects a tremendous effort to protect residents’ assets from natural hazards and to keep up with fresh water demands from new residents and businesses. Just as water provides the economic sustenance and cultural heritage in Lafourche Parish, water infrastructure is foundational to the Parish’s safety and resilience. Bayou Lafourche is the primary source of potable water for the communities along the Bayou, making the quality of the Bayou’s water essential for the health, safety andquality of life in Lafourche. The fresh water demands of the residents, businesses and gulf ecosystems must be balanced to achieve a sustainable future for the region.