Detention Pond


1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8518

DIRECTOR: Chad Nepveaux


The Homewood Detention Ponds Project is part of the Bayou Vermilion Flood Control Project which consists of a series of detention ponds to provide flooding resilience along and in association with Bayou Vermilion and Coulee Ile des Cannes (CIDC), the two largest watersheds in the Parish.  The Homewood and CIDC detention ponds are in the area of Bendel Road and Rue Fosse and along Duhon Road east of Micmac Lane and south of Ridge Road respectively, all within Lafayette Parish. 

Full buildout of all the phases of the project will consist of a minimum of two phases, with potentially more phases depending on funding and permitting. General items of work involved in the project include:

  • excavation of substantial quantities of material (up to 4,560,000 cubic yards in the current funding allocation and up to 6,000,000 cubic yards for all phases)
  • clearing and grubbing of the sites
  • construction of flow control measures including weirs, pipes, headwalls, valves etc.

LCG’s estimated construction cost for the work associated with the current phases of the Project is $60,000,000. Funding for the remainder of the project has been included in the State's Capital Outlay current fiscal year funding and is expected that the funding will be in place prior to the exhaustion of the current funding.

Current Status

Ponds 3 and 4: The contractor is completing punch list items including regrading Pond 4 and relocating an electrical line in Pond 3. It is the intent of the Public Works Department to accept, as completed, Pond 3 and 4 for partial acceptance and assume control of said facilities of the project at the appropriate time. 

Ponds 1 and 2: Both ponds are ongoing excavation outside U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) jurisdictional areas. The next step is installing a discharge outlet which lies in the USACE’s jurisdiction. The outlet shall be completed and fully functional upon receipt of a USACE permit.

 LCG and our consultants are currently coordinating with the USACE to amend the permit application to include the adjacent disposal areas associated with the project.  

To view the Homewood Detention Pond plans, click here.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

For questions about the project, please contact

Detention Pond

Homewood Detention FAQ