Boil-water advisory issued east of the Industrial Canal
The Sewerage & Water Board has issued a precautionary boil-water advisory for residents living east of the Industrial Canal due to a pressure drop at a New Orleans East drainage pump station, according to a news release sent Wednesday evening (Jan. 17).
The advisory applies to residents in New Orleans East, including Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine and Irish Bayou, the utility said.
10 in New Orleans East "saw pressure drop below the threshold of 15 psi at 4:33 p.m." that lasted for 15 minutes.
The city’s NOLA Ready system provided the following guidance for a boil water advisory: Don’t consume tap water Use bottled or boiled water to drink, cook, brush teeth, and mix baby formula.
Make new ice with bottled or boiled water.
To be safe, give your pets bottled or boiled water.
Use hand sanitizer after washing hands.
Take care cleaning Wash countertops and tables with boiled water.
Wash dishes by hand as usual.
Let the water boil for at least 1 minute.