Drainage pumps

Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
With Tropical Storm Barry predicted to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane just west of Morgan City in two days, officials in the New Orleans area have been announcing their preparations. Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has declared a state of emergency. "Mandatory evacuations have been...
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September 01, 2018 - 4:42 pm
A tropical wave near Haiti could produce rain for the New Orleans area in the coming days. We are closely monitoring the tropical wave that is moving toward the Gulf of Mexico, and I am in constant contact with all of our City agencies to ensure that they have the resources they need, and assets in...
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Chris Miller
August 05, 2018 - 7:35 am
A year ago today, a heavy downpour exposed serious deficiencies in the New Orleans drainage system. Now, the Sewerage and Water Board is touting the improvements made since then. "We had 18 pumps that were out of service across the pumping complex back in last August. Today, all 18 of those pumps...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
November 17, 2017 - 7:08 pm
I suppose any commentary about the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board should be begin with a blanket apology for the inevitable puns that will naturally occur. Let’s face it; we’re talking about a system of pipes, buried underground, that convey substances that make Andy’s crawl to freedom in the...
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Chris Miller
October 02, 2017 - 6:29 pm
Heavy showers and thunderstorms today led to street flooding in New Orleans, as the city's drainage system worked to keep up. "We have 107 of 120 pumps," said Paul Rainwater with the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. "Pump station three, we had two pumps go down, A and B, due to a frequency...
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