New Orleans boil advisory lifted

Chris Miller
October 15, 2019 - 12:58 pm

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The boil water advisory issued after a water main broke in Uptown New Orleans has been lifted. The Sewerage and Water Board says tests came back negative, showing there was no contamination of water during a brief loss in pressure yesterday.

"The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for Uptown New Orleans after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs," the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced.

"Customers who have not used their water supply during this precautionary boil water advisory are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their system for several minutes."

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