New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

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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Chris Miller
February 04, 2019 - 12:00 pm
A drop in water pressure has triggered a precautionary boil advisory for parts of New Orleans. The Sewerage and Water Board says customers in the Lower 9th Ward and parts of St. Claude, Bywater, and the Florida and Desire areas should avoid using tap water, unless first boiling it for a full minute...
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January 29, 2019 - 10:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A state task force says the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board desperately needs money for critical infrastructure projects and should start charging a new stormwater fee to pay for upgrades to the city's drainage system. The New Orleans Advocate quotes a report the task force...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 16, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has a new General Superintendent. Officials today announced that Bob Turner, one of the people brought in to clean things up after the 2017 flooding, is now going to oversee operations of the drainage, water and sewer systems. A news release says, "Turner...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm
It was quite a year in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. What were the top local news stories? The WWL Editorial Staff gathered nominations and then voted on the top five local news stories of 2018. The NUMBER 5 local story of the year was the New Orleans Archdiocese taking steps to try and...
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