New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board

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Thomas Perumean
November 14, 2019 - 8:14 am
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited area of New Orleans East. Two small areas are affected: The area bounded by Little Woods from I-10 to Lake Pontchartrain and Read Boulevard to Paris Road The area bounded by Michoud...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and the city of New Orleans today announced the findings of a third-party study into whether the Southeastern Louisiana (SELA) flood control improvements somehow made flooding worse in some parts of the city during a July 10 downpour. The study concluded...
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Chris Miller
October 15, 2019 - 12:58 pm
The boil water advisory issued after a water main broke in Uptown New Orleans has been lifted. The Sewerage and Water Board says tests came back negative, showing there was no contamination of water during a brief loss in pressure yesterday. "The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), in...
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Chris Miller
October 14, 2019 - 10:39 am
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has reinstated the boil advisory after another loss in water pressure related to a broken main in the Carrollton neighborhood. "On October 12, 2019, a 48-inch diameter water main broke near the corner of Lowerline and Panola streets, causing water pressure...
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Chris Miller
October 12, 2019 - 5:42 pm
The precautionary boil water advisory for Uptown New Orleans is still in effect as of Sunday. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, is testing water quality samples, which could take up to 24 hours to achieve results. For more information...
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Thomas Perumean
October 07, 2019 - 7:21 am
Two of the three lanes of Canal Street upbound (lakebound) closed at 7am Monday. The lanes are between North Pierce and Carrollton are closed for repairs to the drinking water system. S&WB says the work is the repairs will restore two 24-inch water valves. The department uses valves throughout...
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Thomas Perumean
September 19, 2019 - 6:42 am
The good news: 500-cubic yards of material, mostly the big mounds of junk causing the major impediments in the Lafitte Canal, including the car, have been removed. The bad news: At just 950-tons removed, there's over 22,000-tons left to go. New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board reported Wednesday...
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Chris Miller
September 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced today a change in the way it calculates some ratepayers’ bills. The decision is an attempt to alleviate sticker shock some customers experience after the water system skips a meter-reading. Presently, when a meter is not read, the water board...
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Thomas Perumean
September 06, 2019 - 6:24 am
At a press conference on Thursday, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says a full analysis of all proposals will be done before coming to the people with a roadmap to overhaul the storm water system in the city. "So we're going to take the time necessary to do the analysis to come back to the public...
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David Blake
August 28, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Experts are joining in on the flood fight in New Orleans. Many appear to agree that a whole new approach is needed if there is to be a chance at improving the situation. Ramiro Diaz is an architectural designer with Waggoner Ball. He says we need to take a new approach. “We are begging that we find...
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