Sewerage and Water Board Operational Status
All staffed pumping stations will have operators on duty throughout the event. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) crews will constantly monitor all underpass pumping stations. All turbines and all but two of the city’s 120 drainage and constant-duty pumps are available, including all major drainage pumps capable of pumping 1,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) or more. While our drainage pumps will pump one inch of water in the first hour and half an inch thereafter, the impacts of Tropical Storm Barry are expected to outpace our system. Depending on where the heavy rainfall takes place, residents should expect flooding. We continue to maintain and operate the water and sewer systems under normal conditions.
Please explore the drainage system map to see where our pump stations stand, what neighborhoods they drain, and where the water goes.