A public notice for New Orleanians to boil their tap water this week was the latest tribulation for what’s been rugged year so far for the Sewerage & Water Board. The 118-year-old agency in charge of the city’s water, sewerage and drainage systems has endured months of successive fiascos, many of its own doing.
A meeting of Sewerage & Water Board directors was set for Thursday morning (Sept. 21), before of a turbine malfunction that occurred a day ago resulted in a precautionary boil water advisory for the east bank of New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who serves as board president, is present for the meeting, and the advisory is expected to come up on the meeting agenda. Watch live here to follow the discussion.
The earliest a precautionary boil water advisory could be lifted for the east bank of New Orleans is midday Thursday (Sept, 21), according to Paul Rainwater, head of the emergency management team leading the Sewerage & Water Board. He provided an update to S&WB directors during their meeting Thursday morning. The advisory was put in place Wednesday morning after a turbine malfunction led to a drop in pressure below safe levels for the city's drinking water system.
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