The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans provided its third quarterly report to the City Council Public Works Committee where the agency delivered updates on pumping and canal cleaning, power and the Turbine 5 explosion and billing and finance.
Today, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced a series of improvements to emergency preparedness practices during emergency declarations. We recognize that over the past two years, our city has experienced an unprecedented number of declared emergencies, ranging from hurricanes to cyber attacks. Emergency declarations typically trigger emergency pay for our employees – which is permitted for both exempt and non-exempt employees under Civil Service rule. It is important to note that emergency pay is not the same as overtime pay, which exempt employees are not eligible to receive. This frequency and variety of emergencies has prompted us to take a closer look at our practices.
NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) between the City and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) that articulates how recurring funds are collected through Mayor Cantrell’s Fair Share Initiative will be allocated.
River water from the Mississippi River is pumped to the Carrollton Water Purification Plant from two large river pumping stations. River water pumped from the two river pumping stations is delivered to the Carrollton Plant through several large pipelines. Mississippi River water contains large amounts of suspended solids.
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