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Located just east of New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish is one of the largest and richest wetland ecosystems on the North American continent. When Hurricane Katrina hit the coast in 2005, a 42-mile swath of St. Bernard Parish was flooded, destroying all but five ... more.
Chief of quality control for St. Bernard Parish Water, Jacob Groby stated that the water was being flushed and tested again to examine if the amoeba was present elsewhere in 225 mile long water system.
This system caters to about 44,000 though it was about 68,000 before residents were driven out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The decreased population and enhanced use of eco-friendly devices together led to lesser water being treated for the same system - stated Groby.
Water was being flushed and retested to determine if the amoeba was present anywhere else in the 225-mile water system, according to Jacob Groby, quality control chief for St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewer Division, ABC News reported.
That race was also up and down as results came in Saturday night, however and fewer and fewer precinct were left outstanding, the margin between the two candidates, Jake Groby and Dewey Spies, began to grow with Groby holding the lead.
That race was also up and down as results came in Saturday night, however and fewer and fewer precinct were left outstanding, the margin between the two candidates, Jake Groby and Dewey Spies, began to grow with Groby holding the lead. And with all nine precincts reporting and 53.07 percent of the vote, Groby was elected as the new District 7 representative on the Parish Council. In the District 7 primary Spies got 1,316 votes, only 130 more than his opponent, Groby who got 1,186 votes. Groby has lived in Lacombe since 2005, and works for the St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewer Division as superintendent of quality control. He recently helped lead a group of Lacombe residents to form the Concerned Citizens of Lacombe, a group in opposition to the placement of a waste transfer station near Interstate 12. Groby said he is opposed to the way the parish approved the waste transfer station and wants to change the rules so that citizens have more say in the zoning changes.
Dewey Spies got 1,316 votes, only 130 more than his opponent, Jake Groby who got 1,186 votes.
"I did not expect a runoff," Groby said. "I think I would have done better if I had had time to get to the Mandeville part of the district. Jacob Groby and Dewey Spies Groby has lived in Lacombe since 2005, and works for the St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewer Division as superintendent of quality control. Recently the residents of Lacombe were up in arms about the placement of a waste transfer station near Interstate 12, and residents, along with Groby and Anthony Thomas formed the Concerned Citizens of Lacombe to protest the procedure on how the facility was approved by the Council. Groby said he is opposed to the way the parish approved the waste transfer station and wants to change the rules so that citizens have more say in the zoning changes. Spies said that Groby has been too confrontational with the parish and will have a hard time finding a solution to the problem. But Groby said that being a member of CCL and his work with water treatment gives him the experience and time to deal with not only the waste transfer controversy, but also to deal with what he considers the top problem in District 7, which is drainage. He also says that he wants to educate the voters on restoring the district to its original pristine ecosystem, with all of its marshlands. "Working in St. Bernard is not a problem," countered Groby.
Jacob Groby is the Superintendent of Quality Control for St. Bernard Parish Water & Sewer Division. He has worked there for 29 years, and has lived in Lacombe since October 2005. He is certified by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Operator Certification holding the following licenses: Water Production, Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment. He was the National President of the Association of Certified Environmental Operators 'AceOps' 1999-2005, and was the past representative for Louisiana for 'Water for People' an American Water Works Association program to bring safe drinking water to disadvantaged areas around the world. He helped to start the Concerned Citizens of Lacombe with Anthony Thomas January 2011 and authored papers and articles on Ethics in Water Treatment, Public Relations, Emergency Communications, Operator Certification, and Disaster Communications and Water Contamination. He's represented St. Bernard Parish before the legislative members in Congress as well as speaking on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. GROBY He served on the American Water Works Association, 'Bottled Water Committee' to re-write the regulations for Bottle Water Safety that were adopted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2002. He is a member of Louisiana Rural Water Association and taught both water and wastewater treatment courses at Delgado and Nunez Community Colleges. Groby currently serves on the Board for the St. Bernard Battered Women's Program.