August 29, 2005 marked both the end and beginning of an era in Mississippi history, when the wind and storm surge from Hurricane Katrina devastated several communities along the Gulf Coast, including the City of Biloxi. Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the City’s infrastructure, damaging Biloxi's water distribution, sewage collection and storm drainage systems along with several sewage pumping stations. These systems remain in desperate need of repair to bring the City's critical infrastructure to maximum capacity. The task is daunting. Repair and restoration are needed on approximately 426,000 linear feet of sewer main, 485,000 linear feet of water main, 73 pumping stations, and 320,000 linear feet of storm drainage. As part of the reconstruction effort, an estimated 100 miles of roadway will be repaired as well.
The energy and determination demonstrated by Biloxi's residents, business owners, agencies, and city officials have fueled the extraordinary efforts to bring Biloxi back—stronger and better than ever.
Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich
Welcome to the official website of the Restore Biloxi Infrastructure Repair Program. Despite enormous damage inflicted on our city by Hurricane Katrina, know that we are committed to rebuilding stronger and safer. As the program gets underway, be sure to check this website regularly for the latest information on construction progress.