Landrieu expected to address condition of S&WB

Landrieu expected to address condition of S&WB
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - With less than three weeks left in office, the Mayor of New Orleans is expected to address the crumbling state of the Sewerage and Drainage System in the city.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is expected to give remarks about the condition of the Sewerage and Water Board infrastructure at Wednesday's meeting.

As mayor, Landrieu is also president of the Sewerage and Water Board.

After the August 5th floods last year, several problems with the infrastructure came to light including broken turbines, pumps that weren't operational, or properly staffed and clogged catch basins.

In the aftermath, the director of the Sewerage and Water Board and the director of the Department of Public Works resigned alongside several Sewerage and Water Board members.

Since then, several key hires have been made, and an emergency management team was brought in to help revamp the organization.

Some residents even called for the mayor to resign over the problems at the board, but last August he said no one told him just how bad the situation was.

The Sewerage and Water Board meeting will begin at 9 a.m.

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