Boil Water Advisory cancelled for the East Bank of New Orleans

Don Ames
November 18, 2018 - 10:15 am

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory issued on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for residents of the East Bank of New Orleans. 

At approximately 6:42 a.m. Saturday, water pressure levels dropped below 20 psi due to a power loss to water distribution system pumps 2 and 3 at the Claiborne Station which caused a loss of power to the water distribution system. 

Water samples from across the East Bank of New Orleans have tested negative for contamination. 

Bacteriological tests confirmed Sunday that water in the area is safe to drink and may be used for personal needs.

The S&WB advises customers who have not used their water supply during the course of this precautionary boil water advisory to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their system for several minutes.

"SWBNO is committed to providing safe drinking water. We thank the impacted residents and businesses for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  We also commend the fast and professional work of SWBNO employees from several departments and their work with LDH and Entergy officials during this event. A detailed report will follow."

The S&WB says the precautionary boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution to ensure the public’s safety. 


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