SP Investing $100s of Millions in Louisiana Infrastructure

To serve communities and positively impact generations to come

Advancing Louisiana’s Infrastructure

Louisiana’s communities, abundant in beauty and culture, now benefit from modern best-in-class infrastructure through SP’s monthly utility-like service.

Public and private entities including Louisiana parishes, municipalities, towns, villages, schools, universities, port and others have formed trusted partnerships with Sustainability Partners (SP) to advance their essential infrastructure.

Through Infrastructure as a Service®, SP converts infrastructure into a monthly service that is reliable, safe, and efficient in a manner that protects the institutions, assets, and taxpayers.

SP is a Public Benefit Company offering a usage-based model that requires zero upfront capital. We assume ownership responsibilities of essential infrastructure without interfering with use.

We can bridge a funding gap, providing a required match to state or federal funds, or pay 100% for the design, engineering, materials, installation, monitoring, maintenance, and long-term upgrades.

Water Meters - Old to New

SP’s Clean & Wastewater Solutions

Comprehensive Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Lake Charles, Louisiana

The citywide water metering infrastructure had been in operation for 30+ years and was long overdue for replacement. The vulnerabilities of the system became painfully evident after Hurricane Laura made landfall in August 2020 and devastated the area, prompting the City to seek options to replace over 35,000 commercial and residential meters of varying sizes and types. Although the City qualified for federal funding it was not enough to cover the significant cost of a modern and efficient solution.

Combining federal funding with SP’s service, Lake Charles has significantly decreased operational expenses and increased monthly water revenue with this sustainable turnkey solution.

Water Meter System, WWTP Upgrade, & Capital Recovery Service™

Simmesport, Louisiana

Located in the heart of Louisiana, Simmesport has completed three projects with SP including a comprehensive smart water meter system with zero upfront cost that has increased incoming water revenue by more than 50%. Concurrent with the water meter initiative SP helped stabilize the Town’s budget and earn a 1st Place Community Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Improvement in Economic Development.

Completed in 2023, the wastewater treatment plant upgrade offered transformative benefits to the operation and service of the plant.

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SP’s Turf & Lighting Solutions

Scott, Louisiana

Project Scope: The City of Scott had a strategic growth plan to improve the community with sustainable infrastructure that would also increase tourism plus offer a modern and beautiful venue for youth sports, tournaments, and community events. The City envisioned a new state-of-the-art sports complex with nine baseball, softball fields, and T-ball fields, including foundation, turf, LED lighting, fixtures, a volleyball court, and associated infrastructure.

Impact: In just seven months after signing with SP, the City was delighted to host its first 60+ team baseball tournament bringing thousands of visitors to enjoy the beautiful city of Scott, Louisiana. The City has realized incredible increase in sales revenue as new visitors continue to frequent the City’s restaurants, hotels, and venues. The ribbon cutting event was a fantastic celebration and just the start to many wonderful new initiatives for the community. Only months after the ribbon cutting, the City began the process to acquire additional nearby land to increase parking capacity and add more facilities.


Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge ⎯ Nine Major Parks

BREC earned the prestigious American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) Gold Medal demonstrating excellence in long-range planning, resource management, environmental stewardship, and more.

BREC partnered with SP to facilitate the funding, installation, and maintenance of its beautiful new athletic fields, lighting and other assets. All this was accomplished without debt or new taxes, and reduced operating expenses while generating significant economic stimulus as a sought-after destination for residents and sports tournaments.

Crowley, Louisiana

Project Scope: 9 fields – infield and outfield – including historical Miller Stadium & more

Impact: The City experienced immediate cash flow generation which significantly improved the entire local economy due to increased tourism and the growing number of facility events scheduled. Initially, the recreation director believed that, due to budget constraints, the City would only be able to upgrade the infields with turf.

By partnering with Sustainability Partners and utilizing SP’s Infrastructure as a Service® model the City now enjoys nine beautiful, fully renovated, turf fields with both infields and outfields completed. Congratulations, Crowley!

Benefits & Impact

  • Upgraded Sports Complex

    New state-of-the-art facility now a highly sought after destination site for travel team sports tournaments

  • Economic Improvements

    Now a highly sought after tournament destination, the first tournament attracted over 65 teams with event reservations consistently reaching maximum capacity far in advance. All available dates were booked an entire year in advance of the completion of construction!

  • Sustainable Assets

    Low maintenance, robustly engineered artificial turf fields and LED lighting

  • Environmental Benefits

    Notable reduction in carbon emissions from decreased electricity usage and elimination of fertilizer, pesticides, and gasoline for maintenance.

  • Community Benefits

    The City earned the Community Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Improvement in Technology & Creativity awarded by the Louisiana Municipal Association.

Eunice, Louisiana

Project Scope: 8 infields + LED lighting accomplishing the City’s goals of environmental and social improvements with decreased chemical usage and sustainable infrastructure for long-term community use.

Impact: A fantastic project accomplishing the City’s goals of environmental and social improvements with decreased chemical usage and sustainable infrastructure for long-term community use. The City pays a monthly usage rate based on sunny days (i.e., the number of days with rainfall below 0.5” multiplied by the 8 fields determined using statistical analysis on over 30 years of historical weather data from NOAA). SP Infrastructure Specialists coordinate regular field grooming as well as regular maintenance.

Sneak Peak: Project Timeline

  • July 13, 2021

    Scope of work identified, quotes received, qualified vendors approved by City and SP; schedules developed for asset maintenance and replacement

  • July 15, 2021

    SP provided to City estimated monthly usage payment to City for review and approval.

  • August 10, 2021

    City signed master agreement establishing relationship between City and SP, Service Addendum outlining project specifics, and Notice to Proceed to begin project.

  • August 23, 2021

    SP gathers necessary property and liability insurance, Certificate of Insurance received.

  • September 14, 2021

    Project kick-off meeting with City leadership, SP team, and project vendors.

  • March 23, 2022

    Fields available for use and Certificate of Acceptance for successful completion of project signed.

Congratulations and batter up, Eunice! We’re rooting for you!

Enabling Sustainable Infrastructure for our Partners

Natchitoches Parish School Board

State Championship Winners; state-of-the-art artificial turf football field + LED field lighting

Our Collaborative Process

Facilitating Solutions that Positively Impact Communities Today & for Generations to Come

SP Makes Infrastructure Easy


    Month-to-month, usage-based agreement similar to water/gas/electric bill

    Easy to enter and easy to exit; government-friendly contract

  • FAST

    Turnkey solutions with modern, robustly engineered assets

    Installed by best-in-class vendors


    Focus on maintenance and upgrades

    Keeping assets reliable, safe, and improving

Positive Community Impact

We enable the adoption of resilient and sustainable infrastructure. Whenever possible, we also employ trusted and qualified local labor for the benefit of the local economy. Reach out and let’s discuss how we can make a difference together.