sewerage and water board en Uptown Boil Water Advisory Remains In Effect <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wide swath of Uptown New Orleans will remain under a precautionary boil water advisory until at least Wednesday afternoon, according to a city press release.</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:48:52 +0000 Jason Saul 40208 at BGR Worries About Mayor's Veto On Sewerage And Water Board Reforms <p>One of three state legislative goals set by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is making its way through committee hearings in Baton Rouge this week. One part of the proposed changes in Sewerage and Water Board operation is getting some opposition.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 34316 at New Orleans Boil Water Advisory Canceled <p>The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has canceled the boil water advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish, the city announced this afternoon.</p><p>The S&amp;WB, in conjunction with the state Department of Health and Hospitals, conducted bacteriological tests on the city's water supply after yesterday's outage, and determined that the water is safe for consumption.</p><p>The outage occurred Sunday morning after a fire in the S&amp;WB's main boiler room on South Claiborne Ave. knocked equipment offline, causing water pressure throughout the system to drop below safe levels.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:50:55 +0000 Jason Saul 30517 at Boil-Water Advisory Affecting 300,000 <p>Most New Orleans residents have water service this morning, but it’s not officially safe to drink.&nbsp;A boil-water advisory remains in effect for the east bank of the parish. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 30460 at More on the Sewerage & Water Board System <p>The New Orleans Sewerage &amp; Water Board uses a peculiar system made up of equipment and technology cobbled together over more than a century. Here's more on the system (in sharable Tweet-form):</p><p></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>S&amp;WB 25-cycle power system established in 1903.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:12:42 +0000 Jason Saul 30456 at New Orleans Boil Water Advisory to Remain in Effect Until Further Notice <p><strong><em>This article has been updated.</em></strong></p><p>A boil water advisory for the East Bank of Orleans Parish will remain in effect until further notice, the city announced this morning.</p><p>According to Marcia St. Martin, spokeswoman for the Sewerage &amp; Water Board, there was a small fire at approximately 9 a.m. this morning in the boiler room at the Sewerage &amp; Water Board plant on S. Claiborne Ave. The interruption caused a loss of 25-cycle power, and water pressure in the system dipped below 15 psi — the threshold for issuing a boil water advisory.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:33:53 +0000 Jason Saul 30440 at FEMA to Pay $19M for New Orleans Sewerage Pump Stations <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $19 million for flood mitigation efforts at nine sewerage pump stations in New Orleans.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, said in a statement Friday that improving the sewerage infrastructure can help the city prepare for reduce the impact of a natural disaster.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26990 at South Claiborne lanes to close for two years <p>The westbound lanes on South Claiborne Ave. between Cambronne St. in Orleans Parish and Dakin St. in Jefferson Parish will close for two years, the City of New Orleans said today in a press release.</p><p>The closure, set to begin Sept. 17, is due to work being conducted on the drainage system beneath the street and neutral ground. Motorists will be detoured onto the eastbound lanes of South Claiborne.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:54:18 +0000 Jason Saul 19987 at Failed pumps at Corps pumping station could increase Mid-City flooding risk <p>With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, one of three key Army Corps of Engineers pumping stations that help drain the city during a storm is only at partial capacity — far less than what is needed to keep the Orleans Avenue Canal from filling.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:51:54 +0000 DANIELLE BELL | The Lens 18662 at