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.
NEW ORLEANS – The loss of Turbine generator 5 (T5) in December greatly reduced the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans’ (SWBNO) supply of redundant, backup power it can use during major rain events. A longer-range plan to replace that loss is underway, but it will take time and considerable funding – an estimated $20 million – that this utility does not have at the present time. To protect the remaining power supply this hurricane season, SWBNO has taken several proactive steps to harden its generators, feeders, and auxiliary equipment. These efforts will reduce the risk of future outages that occur during rain events. It will not prevent outages all together, considering that significant aspects of the drainage and power systems are more than 100 years old and in great need of upgrades.
Understanding the deep impact of the economic downturn caused by the COVID pandemic, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has developed its Customer Care Pay Plan to give customers extra flexibility to pay off any outstanding balances. It is also an opportunity to provide a pathway for longer-term delinquent account holders to return to good standing.
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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