Boil Water Advisory lifted for West Bank of Orleans Parish

Boil Water Advisory lifted for West Bank of Orleans Parish

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Sewerage & Water Board has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for the West Bank of New Orleans.

Water quality testing for bacterial contaminants came back negative, according to the report issued by S&WB.

The advisory was issued after a water line broke near the intersection of Wall Boulevard and Flanders Street on Tuesday.

According to the report, the rupture caused water pressure at two gauges to drop below the acceptable 15 psi around 1:40 p.m.

The S&WB said water pressure was restored across the West Bank Tuesday afternoon, but the effort to complete the complicated repair to the water line resulted in periods of low to no water pressure in areas near the break.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Sewerage & Water Board said they extended the water quality testing period.

The repairs to the line were completed early Wednesday morning.