New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

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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David Blake
July 17, 2018 - 1:29 pm
The New Orleans City Council wants to get to the bottom of issues with utilities -- namely the reliability of the power grid and the workings of the Sewerage and Water Board. In a wide-ranging interview with WWL's Newell Normand, Councilwoman at-large Helena Moreno discussed the ongoing power...
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The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is preparing to name a new executive director. A news release says the board has narrowed the search to two finalists. "The board will announce a permanent executive director on Wednesday." The two finalists in the agency’s search for a permanent executive...
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Don Ames
July 12, 2018 - 4:47 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board says it will soon begin to shut off water for customers with outstanding balances in an effort to reduce a backlog of 7,000 disputed bills worth nearly $14 million. The agency says trained analysts will review every disputed bill to decide if it is...
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Chris Miller
July 06, 2018 - 1:04 pm
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans says a lack of training for its employees on a new software system for billing is why there have been so many billing errors, according to a WWL-TV report. More trouble at the Sewerage and Water Board? It cost the Sewerage & Water Board $4.8 million...
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Don Ames
May 24, 2018 - 5:25 pm
Mayor LaToya Cantrell appointed Jade Brown-Russell Acting Director of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Thursday afternoon. Brown-Russell will serve in a temporary capacity while the search and interview process continues for a permanent candidate. "Jade Brown-Russell has my faith and...
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Chris Miller
May 22, 2018 - 2:19 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today issued a precautionary boil water advisory for areas east of Textron Marine & Land Systems, including Venetian Isles. Sewerage and Water Board officilas says work on a fire hydrant today led to a large water main break in the 19,700 block of Chef...
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David Blake
May 22, 2018 - 12:42 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called a news conference today to update the public on the city's responsiveness and public safety preparedness for weather events. ''So if you care about New Orleans, like I know that we all do, you need to care about storm water and drainage, we will never pump...
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David Blake
May 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Officials at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans say they have completely reviewed the data from Friday's flooding in New Orleans, and say Mother Nature is mostly to blame for what happened. How was the pumping during Friday's heavy rain? Operations Manager Joe Sensebe says with 115 out 120...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 6:53 pm
A severe thunderstorm that hit New Orleans this afternoon drenched the area with several inches of rain, and tossed tents, tables, and chairs being set up for this weekend's Bayou Boogaloo. The Boogaloo had to cancel for Friday night due to the wreckage. Wind gust flipped over the food booths and...
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