Burst pipes and running water leads to boil advisory across New Orleans
"The Sewerage & Water Board is urging residents to reduce water use wherever possible."
New Orleans – The Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire East Bank of New Orleans due to a further drop in water pressure Thursday morning, Jan. 18.
The Sewerage & Water Board is urging residents to reduce water use wherever possible.
Residents who have compromised immune systems are advised not to wash hands, shower or bathe.
For those who want to be absolutely safe, use safe water until further notice per the Louisiana Office of Public Health – Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section.
The Sewerage & Water Board has been in contact with the Louisiana Department of Health to begin the process of testing for possible contamination.
S&WB will notify residents and businesses when the advisory is lifted.
Boil water advisories are issued out of an abundance of caution whenever the water pressure drops below 15 psi.
The concern is that a pressure drop inside of a water pipe could allow contaminants into the pipe.
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