Pontilly Neighborhood Stormwater Network




Building a Greener, Flood-Resilient Pontilly Neighborhood

New Orleans' Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods neighborhoods will soon benefit from the Pontilly Stormwater Network - an integrated infrastructure project advancing sustainability and flood protection.

Strategies combine improving the Dwyer Canal with neighborhood interventions capturing and retaining stormwater runoff through rain gardens, bioswales, alleyway trenches, and vacant lot ponds.

Together these "green" measures will:

  • Reduce flood risk from extreme weather
  • Beautify communities with natural resilient features
  • Absorb subsidence-causing water burdens
  • Filter pollutants improving local water quality

The Pontilly Neighborhood Stormwater Network exemplifies forward-thinking solutions simultaneously strengthening climate adaptation, public spaces, quality of life, and the local ecology.












For more information, click the link to view the project fact sheet and check out the video below:

Pontilly Stormwater Network Fact Sheet


Click the link below to view the pre-construction presentation delivered to project area residents on February 14, 2019 at Mary D. Coghill Charter School:

Pontilly Stormwater Network Pre-Construction Community Outreach Presentation