New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

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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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 9:45 pm
The New Orleans City Council Public Works Committee Thursday selected District B Councilman Jay Banks to serve as the council's representative on the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board. "Councilmember Banks will have full access to the in-house Council engineer to support him on technical...
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Chris Miller
December 03, 2018 - 12:11 pm
When the New Orleans water system lost power two weeks ago, causing a pressure drop that led to a boil advisory the weekend before Thanksgiving, two senior Sewerage & Water Board employees who were supposed to be there couldn't be found. S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban told the New...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 19, 2018 - 10:32 am
The head of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is calling on Entergy to harden its system after a power loss that started a series of events that resulted in a water pressure drop and boil water advisory in New Orleans. Executive Director Ghassan Korban said an Entergy pole "was compromised"...
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