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Environmental Assessment for Diamondhead Water and Sewer District – Lift Station 13, Diamond, Hancock County, Mississippi (April 2013)

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, causing a storm surge that reached nearly 25 ft and devastated large portions of the District’s service area, which includes approximately 4,300 customers. District facilities, including the Diamondhead WWTP, were severely damaged by the storm’s wind and floodwaters. The WWTP will be relocated to higher elevations, outside of the floodplain, to increase reliability and minimize future damages and service disruptions. The Diamondhead Water and Sewer District (DWSD) in Hancock County, Mississippi has applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance with the relocation/replacement of Lift Station 13 (LS 13). The Lift Station is located within the city limits of Diamondhead, Mississippi. The exact location is at the north end of a cul-de-sac on Apua Court. In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for FEMA, Subpart B, Agency Implementing Procedures, Part 10.9, this EA has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500‑1508).