Boil water advisory canceled for the East Bank of Orleans Parish
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans canceled the boil water advisory for the East Bank of Orleans Parish.
Bacteriological tests confirmed the water in the area is safe to drink and can be used for personal needs.
Officials advise residents to flush their internal and external plumbing first by running water for several minutes.
The Sewerage and Water Board says water samples tested negative for contamination.
A spokesman for Sewerage and Water board said, "SWBNO is committed to providing safe drinking water, and this precautionary boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution to ensure the public’s safety.
We thank the impacted residents and businesses for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We also commend the fast and professional work of SWBNO employees from several departments and their work with LDH and Entergy officials during this event."
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