Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses in areas east of Textron Marine & Land Systems, including Venetian Isles, after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs.
Customers 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, so the precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted at this time. The Sewerage and Water Board is committed to providing safe drinking water, and this precautionary boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution to ensure the public’s safety. We thank the impacted residents and businesses for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. We also commend the fast and professional work of SWB employees from several departments and the excellent cooperation of DHH officials during this event.
Boil water advisories are issued out of an abundance whenever the water pressure drops below 15psi. We agree with the recommendations of our regulatory partner, the Department of Health and Hospitals, that it is prudent to issue these advisories. This precautionary boil water advisory was issued on May 22 when water pressure levels dropped below 15 psi due to a water main break in the 19700 block of Chef Menteur Highway.