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Board of Directors
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans consists of the Mayor, the two at-large councilmembers of the City Council, one district councilman selected by the Council, two members of the board of Liquidation, city Debt, and seven citizen members appointed by the Mayor, in accordance with the law, for overlapping terms of 9 years. The Board holds committee and regular meetings once each month, to which the public is invited.

Once formally organized in 1899, the Sewerage and Water Board set out to fulfill its goals of providing the city with adequate drainage, sewerage collection, and drinking water. Between 1879 and 1915, $27,500,000 was spent on the construction of water, sewerage, and drainage facilities. At that time, funds for construction came from either a special two-mill tax on all property or one-half of the surplus from the one per-cent debt tax. Today, the Board gets funding in part from sources which include that three-, six-, and nine-mill property taxes.

Current Board Officers

Mitchell J. Landrieu
President

William Raymond Manning
President Pro-Tem

Current Board Members

Marion Bracy

Kerri Kane

Mark M. Moody

Glen Pilie

Florence Schornstein

Charles F. Webb

Beverly Wright, PHD

Loyce P. Wright

Our Mission is to be recognized as one of the best and most respected suppliers of sewer, water and drainage services in the South Central United States by providing continuous and outstanding cost effective services to our customers while maintaining a reputation for fair and ethical treatment of our well-trained and highly motivated employees.