Baton Rouge-area water companies say saltwater intrusion not a local threat

Tanker getting ready to go under the Crescent City Connection. (iStock)

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upgrades an underwater sill to prevent saltwater from creeping farther up the Mississippi River, Capital Region water utilities are reassuring residents and businesses that saltwater intrusion should not impact Baton Rouge, WBRZ-TV reports. 

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