Isolated precautionary boil water advisory near Uptown water main break

Tulane University and Yulman Stadium not affected

Don Ames
December 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm

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While responding to a water main break near South Johnson and Calhoun streets by closing valves Friday, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans detected low water pressure. Because of that, the utility has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for several blocks Uptown out of an abundance of caution.

The boundaries of the impacted areas are as follows:

Properties along Calhoun and Palmer Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue and Story Street, including the dead-end blocks of South Johnson, South Prieur and Barret Street.

Properties between South Claiborne, Audubon Boulevard, Hickory and Lowerline streets.

Tulane University and its stadium are not included in the boil water advisory areas at this time. Customers in other areas of the city are not affected and do not need to boil their water.

A map of the impacted areas can be viewed here:

As SWBNO responded to the break in a 30-inch water main under South Johnson, crews worked to close valves to shut off water to the damaged section of pipe. While actively monitoring pressure at hydrants in the area, water pressure below the state limit of 20 pounds per square inch was detected in some locations.

Out of an abundance of caution, SWBNO issued this advisory for the properties closest to the sites of the low water pressure readings.

Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.

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.

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