City: Water safe to drink again, except in New Orleans East

Other areas still under advisories

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 19, 2018 - 7:22 pm

You can drink the water again in New Orleans.

The city issued the following statement Friday evening:

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans and the Lower Ninth Ward area of Orleans Parish. Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area is safe to drink and can be used for personal needs.

However a boil water advisory still remains in effect for New Orleans East, Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine and Irish Bayou. 

Residents are encouraged to continue to conserve water, repair pipes, and report leaks. Visit for more information. 

A boil water advisory for the entire east bank of Jefferson Parish was lifted early Saturday afternoon.

Other areas still under boil water advisories are all of St. John Parish, Terrebonne Parish below Presque Isle, and Water District 1 in Lafourche Parish.

Residents in St. Bernard are still being asked to conserve water.




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