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Tue
Aug 15
2017
8:24 PM
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City Provides Update on SWB Power Generation and Drainage Systems

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on the evening of August 9, Turbine #1, has been repaired and is operational. To provide additional capacity and redundancy, 26 generators were ordered and have arrived in New Orleans. The City will update residents on generator installations, and pump and turbine repairs as information becomes available.

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Tue
Aug 15
2017
3:45 PM
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City Releases RFP, Third-party Analysis of Flood Events, SWB Turbine Failure

The City is seeking a firm to deliver a report that details in narrative, diagrams and data the causes of the flood events and turbine failure. It should be completed with input and analysis from subject matter experts and interviews with staff and contractors in order to determine the underlying causes.

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Tue
Aug 15
2017
7:41 AM
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Contractors Working Around the Clock on Repairs at G. J. Sullivan Drainage Pumping Station #6

Under the Mayor’s emergency declaration, contractors will be working around-the-clock to repair pumps currently out of service at G. J. Sullivan Drainage Pumping Station #6 (345 Orpheum Drive.)  As a result of this emergency work, the drainage pumping stations’ ventilation system and exhaust fans must run 24 hours a day. Residents are advised to be patient and should expect to hear the fans operating until further notice.

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Mon
Aug 14
2017
11:50 PM
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City Provides Update on SWB Power Generation and Drainage Systems

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being repaired and gradually brought back online. The City will update residents on generator deliveries and installations as information becomes available.

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Mon
Aug 14
2017
2:15 PM
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Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. The City will update residents on generator deliveries and installations as information becomes available.

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Sun
Aug 13
2017
12:27 PM
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Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s drainage system in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available.

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Sun
Aug 13
2017
10:30 AM
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Sun
Aug 13
2017
8:45 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Orleans Parish School Board and Recovery School District Announce School Will Resume Monday

The Orleans Parish Schools (OPSB) and Recovery School District (RSD) have announced that school campuses will be open starting Monday, August 14. In light of the city’s announcement that the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) power turbine that was taken out of commission due to a fire has been fixed, school programs may resume as previously scheduled at all Orleans Parish school sites.

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Sun
Aug 13
2017
8:42 AM
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UPDATE: Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Eighteen of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available. 

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Fri
Aug 11
2017
1:50 PM
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Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that Turbine #1 has been successfully repaired, is being monitored and being gradually brought back online throughout the day. Twenty-six generators have been ordered for additional capacity and redundancy and six arrived last night. We expect 12 additional generators to arrive today. The remaining eight generators are on their way and expected to arrive tomorrow.  This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season.

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