Engineering Services

Engineering is a crucial element in the protection of the public's health. Our engineering staff functions in program development, technical direction, and critical decision making for many diverse public protection issues around Louisiana.

The scope of Engineering Services reaches out impacting individuals, businesses, institutions, and communities for the protection of public health. Major responsibilities include administration of the Safe Drinking Water Program, Community Sewage Program, Operator Certification Program and State Public Pool regulations. Examples of activities include plan reviews and permits for new construction or modification of drinking water facilities, wastewater facilities, institutions, state-owned facilities, and public pools as well as inspection, sampling, and supervision of public water supplies.

Programs and Initiatives

Safe Drinking Water Program

Operator Certification Program

Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund

Public Water System Training Videos and Presentations

Community Sewerage Program

Regulations - Plans Review for New Construction and Modifications

Rulemaking Timeline & Reports

Water and Wastewater

Plumbing/Public Buildings/Public Pools

  • Louisiana State Plumbing Code - In accordance with Act 836 of 2014, the Louisiana State Plumbing Code [Part XIV (Plumbing) of Title 51 (State Sanitary Code) of the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC)] will be null, void, and unenforceable on and after January 1, 2016.  As required, the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council (LSUCCC) will promulgate State plumbing regulations with an effective date of January 1, 2016.
  • Model Aquatic Health Code
  • Public Pools - Letters of Intent

Backflow Prevention


  • Grant Evaluations
  • Highway Right of Way Approvals
  • Coastal Management and Waterway Approvals

Engineering Services Directory

Engineering Services Office Map

Parish Health Units

Engineering Services Newsroom and Resources

Engineering Services

LDH/OPH Engineering Services
P.O. Box 4489
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489
Phone: 225-342-7499