Boil water advisory for New Orleans East

Thomas Perumean
November 14, 2019 - 8:14 am

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The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited area of New Orleans East. Two small areas are affected:

The area bounded by Little Woods from I-10 to Lake Pontchartrain and Read Boulevard to Paris Road

The area bounded by Michoud Boulevard and Lake Forest Boulevard to 1-10 and the Maxent Canal

Residents in the affected area are advised to use bottled or boiled tap water to drink, cook, clean food or brush teeth until further notice.

Residents with compromised immune systems should also use safe water to wash hands, shower or bathe.

SWBNO, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, issues boil water advisories out of an abundance of caution for areas where water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch (psi).

The cause of the boil water advisory is likely due to a ruptured water main but we are still actively investigating and will release any details with our next status update.

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