New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

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Newell Normand
July 17, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Amid a conversation about the seemingly endless challenges the Sewerage and Water Board faces, Newell read a blood-boiling text today from a listener that read, "I just passed by Florida Avenue and Pauger St and saw two men dumping trash into the canal. We will never keep drains clean as long as we...
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Chris Miller
Chris Miller
July 16, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Some of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board's drainage pumps were knocked offline during last Wednesday's flooding rain. S&WB officials told New Orleans City Council members during a hearing today that as four pumps worked to move water from one drainage canal to another at Drainage...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 1:24 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city did not distribute sandbags to the public for ahead of Tropical Storm Barry because it ties up fire department resources, and because sand often ends up in the drainage system. "That works against us," Cantrell said Friday when asked about the...
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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
June 05, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The city of New Orleans is warning residents to get ready for a few days of heavy rain, and has given the okay for car owners to park their vehicles on neutral grounds. "Parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks will be suspended beginning at 6 p.m. today and will remain suspended until...
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Chris Miller
May 30, 2019 - 5:50 pm
Hurricane season starts Saturday, June 1. 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...
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David Blake
May 13, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Was it once again too much rain in a fairly short period of time, or a drainage system failure? The latest incident will be investigated as the pressure continues to mount on the Sewerage and Water Board and the city of New Orleans.. City Councilman Joe Giarrusso has a number of questions he wants...
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Chris Miller
May 04, 2019 - 3:59 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today lifted most of the boil advisory it had put in place for Uptown after a water main ruptures Friday morning. The system sent the following statement: The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), in consultation with the Louisiana Department of...
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A busted pipe early this morning sent water gushing into the street at Claiborne Avenue near Soniat Street. "The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited area in uptown New Orleans bounded by S. Carrollton Avenue to Napoleon...
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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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