Boil water advisory issued for west bank of Orleans Parish
The Sewerage and Water Board has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the west bank of New Orleans due to a sudden drop in water pressure.
While it was not attributed to a major water main break in Algiers early Tuesday, that break showed torrents of water cascading down Wall Blvd.
This advisory will be in effect until further notice.
The leak appeared to be coming from a manhole in the neutral ground of Wall Blvd.
Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice or brush teeth until further notice.
Residents who have compromised immune systems are advised not to wash hands, shower or bathe.
– Shower or bathe: Be careful not to swallow water while showering or bathing.
The boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice for customers in the affected area.
S&WB will notify residents and businesses when the advisory is lifted.