NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans along with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish. The advisory was put in place Friday at 10 a.m. due to low water pressure.
Bacteriological tests performed, Saturday showed that the water was safe enough to drink and could be used normally for personal needs, officials say. Officials are asking customers to run water through their system to flush their internal and external plumbing.
"Water samples from across the east bank of New Orleans have tested negative for contamination, so the precautionary boil water advisory has been canceled at this time," S&WB Executive Director Cedric Grant said. "The Sewerage and Water Board 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 that this may have caused."