Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 of Tangipahoa Parish (was created by the Tangipahoa Parish Police Jury as authorized by Act 19 of the 1950 Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature, as amended by Act 384 of the 1981 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The Drainage District was created to open and maintain all natural drains in the district, where drainage is accomplished using the force of gravity. This may be accomplished by cutting and opening new drains, ditches, and canals. The Drainage District is governed by a board of commissioners consisting of nine (9) members of the parish council who represent any portion of Wards 6, 7, or 8 of Tangipahoa Parish, which comprise the boundaries of the Drainage District. The Drainage District employs approximately twenty (20) employees, including an administrator, office staff, and maintenance employees. The Drainage District is presently responsible for maintaining approximately three hundred fifty (350) miles of drainage canals within the district.