New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

Pumps ready! SWB to respond to big storm
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Thomas Perumean
April 12, 2020 - 10:23 am
Easter Sunday storm expected to drop a lot of water on Crescent City
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Canal Car
Chris Miller
February 24, 2020 - 1:56 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board fished another car out of one of its drainage canals. This one was at the bottom of the Algiers Canal near Tullis Drive.
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Chris Miller
January 07, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Tests on waters sampled taken after a loss in pressure in Algiers came back negative, allowing officials to cancel the boil advisory for the Westbank of Orleans Parish. "Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs," according to the...
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Chris Miller
January 07, 2020 - 6:29 am
Residents across Algiers are being told to boil their water until test results come back later today after a drop in water pressure yesterday. Some residents took to social media with concerns about finding out about it after consuming tap water or giving it to a small child. One medical expert...
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Boil
Chris Miller
January 06, 2020 - 12:29 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today issued a precautionary boil advisory for the Westbank of Orleans Parish. Officials say water pressure dropped below 20 pounds per square inch while crews were making a repair on Mardi Gras Boulevard. "Residents in the affected area are advised to use...
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Sewerage & Water Board Meeting
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Thomas Perumean
December 18, 2019 - 5:58 am
The people at the top of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board will meet to address a number of pressing issues which have beset the beleaguered city utility. Saturday's turbine explosion, following the shutdown of another turbine due to a compressor failure, and the coming fallout from the...
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Sewerage & Water Board water tower
Chris Miller
December 16, 2019 - 4:33 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board today said it has repaired a turbine that had to be taken offline Saturday. Turbine 4 needed repair, and to make sure the city's drainage pumps had adequate power if needed, Turbine 5 was brought online. It was during this process that Turbine 5 exploded...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2019 - 6:32 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell Saturday afternoon offered an update on multiple issues the city has faced over the past day and a half. Mid day Friday, city officials discovered a cyber-intrusion and ordered all city workers to shut down their computers. "There is no evidence of personal data...
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December 14, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Houses in the Uptown area were shaken by an apparent explosion that was heard by multiple residents Saturday afternoon It happened as Sewerage and Water Board officials said they were investigating an incident at their water plant there. Two people transported to hospitals for minor injuries after...
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