New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

September 01, 2018 - 4:42 pm
A tropical wave near Haiti could produce rain for the New Orleans area in the coming days. We are closely monitoring the tropical wave that is moving toward the Gulf of Mexico, and I am in constant contact with all of our City agencies to ensure that they have the resources they need, and assets in...
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Chris Miller
August 23, 2018 - 12:27 pm
The new head of the New Orleans and Sewerage and Water Board -- for now -- went before the New Orleans City Council today to discuss billing and other issues that are challenging the board. Some council members are asking the board to hold off on service disconnections a little longer and help out...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 23, 2018 - 7:23 am
Controversy surrounding the water shut offs, raises and resignations at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board comes to a head today at the New Orleans City Council. Council leaders want the mayor's office to answer questions. "New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams has sent a formal...
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Chris Miller
August 21, 2018 - 6:14 am
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board meets today to finalize the changes Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced yesterday: the departure of some top employees, and the hiring of yet another interim director. News of significant pay raises for top board officials, made retroactive to the beginning of...
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David Blake
August 15, 2018 - 1:19 pm
After several delays, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today announced that they are ready now to start the first cutoffs of water service customer who haven't paid their bills. Acting Executive Director Jade Brown Russell says 50 customers could be among the first in almost a year to have...
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Chris Miller
August 05, 2018 - 7:35 am
A year ago today, a heavy downpour exposed serious deficiencies in the New Orleans drainage system. Now, the Sewerage and Water Board is touting the improvements made since then. "We had 18 pumps that were out of service across the pumping complex back in last August. Today, all 18 of those pumps...
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David Blake
July 24, 2018 - 12:30 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board came under fire again today as members appeared before the New Orleans City Councils Public Works Committee. As it stands, water shutoffs are being planned for over 17,000 delinquent customers starting August 1. Along with the billing mess, the S&WB is...
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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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