Ghassan Korban

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Chris Miller
May 31, 2019 - 9:02 am
Hurricane season is practically here! Officials with the city of New Orleans hope we will have a dull summer and autumn. The good news -- this season is expected to be pretty much near normal levels for tropical activity. The bad news -- so was last year, and try telling that to anyone in the paths...
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Chris Miller
April 10, 2019 - 2:50 pm
New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board leader Ghassan Korban today said they believe the water system is owed about $73.4 million, after earlier estimates ranging from $50 million to $134 million. The New Orleans Advocate reports Korban said that number could change as audits continue. Roughly $45...
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Newell Normand
March 21, 2019 - 10:17 am
If you have a sinking feeling about Sewage & Water Board, you’re right on the mark. More than half of the water treated by Sewage & Water Board is leaking into the ground. The cost? Millions! Newell Normand spoke with H.J. Bosworth, a local engineer with Levees.org , to try and get a handle...
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Newell Normand
January 30, 2019 - 6:46 am
Among all their other problems, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is struggling to pay its bills. Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES about what's going on with an operation in crisis: Last year, New Orleans spent an exorbitant amount of money dealing with emergency repairs and to ensure...
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Don Ames
January 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today disclosed why a boil water advisory needed to be issued for the entire east bank of New Orleans in November. The advisory was issued after a power outage caused several pumps to fail. S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban said Thursday that the...
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Chris Miller
December 03, 2018 - 12:11 pm
When the New Orleans water system lost power two weeks ago, causing a pressure drop that led to a boil advisory the weekend before Thanksgiving, two senior Sewerage & Water Board employees who were supposed to be there couldn't be found. S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban told the New...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 19, 2018 - 10:32 am
The head of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is calling on Entergy to harden its system after a power loss that started a series of events that resulted in a water pressure drop and boil water advisory in New Orleans. Executive Director Ghassan Korban said an Entergy pole "was compromised"...
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Chris Miller
July 18, 2018 - 11:02 am
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has selected Ghassan Korban, formerly of the Milwaukee public works department, to head the agency that manages the city's drinking water, sewer treatment, and drainage. According to The New Orleans Advocate , Korban held various roles in Milwaukee's public...
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