Ghassan Korban

Chris Miller
October 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and the city of New Orleans today announced the findings of a third-party study into whether the Southeastern Louisiana (SELA) flood control improvements somehow made flooding worse in some parts of the city during a July 10 downpour. The study concluded...
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Jim Hanzo
October 04, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WWL-TV reports that the Sewerage & Water Board is investigating a racist photo taken in a machine shop and posted to social media. The image shows bananas in a cage and the caption said white workers in the machine shop at the Carrollton plant left it there as a joke, the station reported. The...
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Thomas Perumean
September 19, 2019 - 6:42 am
The good news: 500-cubic yards of material, mostly the big mounds of junk causing the major impediments in the Lafitte Canal, including the car, have been removed. The bad news: At just 950-tons removed, there's over 22,000-tons left to go. New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board reported Wednesday...
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Newell Normand
August 27, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Monday's street flooding and mind-melting traffic problems came at an noteworthy time, as Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban marks one year on the job, taking over a deeply unpopular and distrusted agency that seems to face a new crisis every week. It's as if every afternoon...
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Chris Miller
David Blake
August 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm
New Orleans is still reeling from the flooding Monday afternoon. Business owners along with city officials are demanding action. It's been one year on the job for Sewerage and Water Board executive director Ghassan Korban. He tells WWL First News something is going on underground. "It's makes me a...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 12:46 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is telling residents they need to remain sheltered in place, because even though Hurricane Barry made landfall this morning more than 100 miles to the west of the city, potentially flooding rain is still expected today. "We will remain consistent with that message...
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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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