Sewerage & Water Board
3:50 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

New Orleans Boil Water Advisory Canceled

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.

The S&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.

The outage occurred Sunday morning after a fire in the S&WB's main boiler room on South Claiborne Ave. knocked equipment offline, causing water pressure throughout the system to drop below safe levels.

City and S&WB officials are advising residents and businesses to flush their water systems by running the water for several minutes before consuming.

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