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Boil advisory remains in effect for Orleans east bank

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

After a power surge caused a pressure drop at a treatment plant, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the east bank of New Orleans.

State law requires the S&WB to test water samples for a 24-hour period before lifting the boil advisory, meaning the boil order will remain in effect at least through Thursday evening.

Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice, brush teeth, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice. Residents are allowed to take a bath or shower as long as the following precautions are taken:

Care should be taken not to swallow any water. 

Caution should be exercised when bathing the elderly, infants and young children.  A sponge bath should be considered to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.

Customers on the west bank of the city are not affected and do not need to boil their water.

The boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice for customers in the affected area. S&WB will notify residents when the advisory is lifted. If you have any questions, please call 52WATER (529-2837).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOILING WATER
Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute boil time begins after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (If there is a flat taste, it can be eliminated by shaking the water in a bottle or pouring it from one container to another.)

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