New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

Chris Miller
November 13, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today said he is opposed to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's suggestion to use some of the hotel taxes collected in New Orleans to pay for upgrades to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board's dilapidated infrastructure, according to a report in The New...
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Chris Miller
November 12, 2018 - 11:47 am
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office released details of its audit into the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board following the August 5, 2017 flood that exposed serious issues with New Orleans' drainage system. The report raises concerns that some Sewerage and Water Board practices may have...
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Chris Miller
November 08, 2018 - 12:44 pm
SWBNO runs out of cash for drainage The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has run out of cash for its drainage operations. Officials are looking ahead on making sure they have the money to operate pumps and do other work to keep water from filling up the city. City councilman Joe Giarrusso says...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2018 - 2:31 pm
A Washington-based non-profit says one in six New Orleanians had their water service cut off because of non-payment in 2016. According to the group Food & Water Watch, the national average for water service cutoff is one in 20. "The shocking shutoff rate in New Orleans calls for urgent action...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 15, 2018 - 9:08 pm
New leadership of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board hopes to smooth things over with the public by smoothing over city streets. Officials today released a plan to fill many of the worst potholes in the city. "We're making it clear that patches that are created by Sewerage and Water Board for...
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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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