WWNO News Reports
11:43 am
Sat November 20, 2010

New Orleans Under Order To Boil Water

New Orleans, La. – A power outage triggered a drop in water pressure overnight. Officials say water quality has NOT been affected, but they are advising people to boil water for at least one minute to kill bacteria. It's the most widespread order to boil public water since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Most of the city is affected, including the French Quarter. The order will stay in place until the state health department gets normal results in water-quality tests.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.