WWLtv (NOLA): N.O. S&WB calls for precautionary boil water order on east bankOctober 8th, 2012
N.O. S&WB calls for precautionary boil water order on east bank
Posted on October 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Updated today at 1:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has issued boil water order for the east bank of Orleans Parish as a precaution because of a loss of power at the main water plant at 8:30 am.
The order says residents on the east bank should not drink, make ice
from, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water
unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice. The
order does not affect Algiers.
"A momentary loss of 25-cycle power at about 8:30 a.m. at the main water plant brought water pressure to low levels throughout the eastbank of the city," said a statement from the city. "Out of an abundance of caution, residents are advised that the quality of the water may be unsafe due to bacteriological contamination."