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UPDATE 3:24 P.M. - City officials lifted the boil water advisory at 3:20 Monday afternoon. FOX 8 received this news release from the Mayor's Office a short time ago:
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in conjunction with the State Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), has cancelled the boil water advisory for residents and businesses on the East Bank of Orleans Parish.
The advisory is cancelled because bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the city is safe to drink and can be used as normal for personal needs.
With the advisory cancelled, residents and businesses are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their systems for several minutes.
The precautionary boil water advisory was issued Sunday morning when water pressure levels dropped below regulatory standards after a fire in the boiler room at the Sewerage and Water Board power plant.
New Orleans, La. - Residents on the east bank of Orleans Parish remain under a boil water advisory until the city's health department determines whether water is safe to drink.
Those results should come by mid-afternoon Monday, according to a spokesman with Mayor Landrieu's office.
It's the east bank's third boil water advisory in less than a year.
The Sewerage and Water Board's director says there was a small fire at the power plant on South Claiborne Sunday. She says they're also working with an aging system.
"That power system was established in 1903. It's used on a daily basis to generate power to power the water distribution system and the drainage system for the city of New Orleans. Mechanically we're going to have to repair the fire damage," said Marcia St. Martin.
The cost to repair the damage is still to be determined.
UNO says its children's center will be closed Monday because of the boil water advisory, but staff members should still report to work.
Orleans Parish Public Schools will remain open Monday. The OPSB has put together a limited breakfast and lunch menu for the students and is bringing in bottled water for drinking purposes.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
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