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Sewerage & Water Board
8:48 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Uptown Boil Water Advisory Remains In Effect

A map of the extent of the precautionary boil water advisory. The advisory was put in place after a large water main ruptured Tuesday morning in the Carrollton neighborhood.
Credit City of New Orleans

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.

A boil water advisory means residents in the affected area should not drink, make ice from, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected. Disinfecting water by boiling it requires heating water in a clean container until it reaches a rolling boil, then continuing to boil it for at least one full minute.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue April 30, 2013

BGR Worries About Mayor's Veto On Sewerage And Water Board Reforms

BGR President Janet Howard's concerns about veto process.

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.

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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.

Latest News
7:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Boil-Water Advisory Affecting 300,000

Power drop triggers boil-water advisory.

Most New Orleans residents have water service this morning, but it’s not officially safe to drink. A boil-water advisory remains in effect for the east bank of the parish.

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Sewerage & Water Board
2:12 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

More on the Sewerage & Water Board System

The New Orleans Sewerage & 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):

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Sewerage & Water Board
1:33 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

New Orleans Boil Water Advisory to Remain in Effect Until Further Notice

This article has been updated.

A boil water advisory for the East Bank of Orleans Parish will remain in effect until further notice, the city announced this morning.

According to Marcia St. Martin, spokeswoman for the Sewerage & Water Board, there was a small fire at approximately 9 a.m. this morning in the boiler room at the Sewerage & 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.

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Sewerage & Water Board
8:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

FEMA to Pay $19M for New Orleans Sewerage Pump Stations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $19 million for flood mitigation efforts at nine sewerage pump stations in New Orleans.

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.

The FEMA grant will pay for elevating and hardening the pump stations to prevent the kind of flood damage that occurred during hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

5:54 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

South Claiborne lanes to close for two years

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.

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.

Tropical Storm Isaac
4:51 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Failed pumps at Corps pumping station could increase Mid-City flooding risk

The two pumps on the right, E4 and E5, are missing from the elbows above. Pumps can be seen on the two units to the left.
Danielle Bell The Lens

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.

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