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Sewerage and Water Board Responding to Water Main Break on West Bank

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 27 2020

New Orleans – Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) is currently responding to a 20-inch water main break on General Meyer Avenue and Holiday Drive. On Thursday, a non-SWBNO contractor ruptured a water main while working in the area. Due to the age of the pipe and complexity of the repair, this requires a highly coordinated response across multiple SWBNO departments.  We are deploying our field crews as well as our welders to complete this repair.

During this repair, some residents in the area may experience low to no water pressure. This is emergency work that must be done to protect the integrity of the West Bank’s water distribution system. We have suspended all routine work that would disrupt water service during the COVID-19 declared emergency to help keep our city as safe and healthy as possible and not interrupt the delivery of clean water.

All water pressure is expected to be restored before the end of day. We encourage residents in the area to make any necessary preparations and ask residents near the impacted area to call 52-WATER immediately if they experience a drop in pressure.

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