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Boil water advisory lifted for parts of New Orleans

The Sewerage and Water Board warns that residents may experience low water pressure as crews...
The Sewerage and Water Board warns that residents may experience low water pressure as crews work to repair a water main leak at their Carrollton Plant.
Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 8:21 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses in New Orleans after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs.

Customers who have not used their water supply during this precautionary boil water advisory are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their system for several minutes.

Water samples from across the area have tested negative for contamination.

A loss of power at the Carrollton Water Plant following severe weather that spawned an EF0 tornado resulted in low water pressure. Entergy spokesperson Brandon Scardigli said that the loss of power was related to repairs at the plant.

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