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Construction on 48" Transmission Main near Carrolton Water Plant; Slightly Lower-than- Normal Pressure Possible

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 26 2023

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) crews will have to perform a water valve closure on a 48” transmission main on Panola Street near Broadway as a part of the South Claiborne Transmission Main project. Crews will begin closing the valve on Saturday, May 27, 2023, beginning at 8 a.m. The water closure is expected to last until mid-July .

This 48” water main supplements much of the water supply to the Central Business District and the Garden District resulting in potential lower-than-normal water pressure. Customers will observe similar pressures from the test closure performed on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

The 48" water main is one of six large transmission mains that supplements water to much of the metro area, which means there are redundancies in the water distribution system.

While a significant pressure drop is not anticipated, some customers may experience slightly lower than normal pressure, especially upper floors of multi-story buildings.

While the test closure and work are underway, crews will monitor water pressure throughout the city. If pressures dip below 20 psi, we will notify the public of the need for a precautionary boil water advisory.

Customers who are experiencing low or no water pressure should always call our Emergency Call Center at 504-52-WATER; we are open 24/7 to serve you.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we work to maintain your water system.



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