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Update: Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Canceled for Lower Coast Algiers

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 7 2023

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for a limited portion of New Orleans' Lower Coast Algiers, which included:

  • The Lower Coast of Algiers east of the Intercoastal Canal Bridge

A map of the area is here.

Water pressures in this area fell below 20 pounds per square inch (psi) due to a utility company accidentally driving a pole through a water main at 10801 Patterson Street. SWBNO crews have completed the repair and water pressure has been restored.

Customers who have not used their water supply during this precautionary boil water advisory are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their system for several minutes.

SWBNO is committed to providing safe drinking water, and this precautionary boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution to ensure the public’s safety. We thank the impacted residents and businesses for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

Boil water advisories are issued out of an abundance of caution whenever the water pressure drops below 20 psi. We agree with the recommendations of our regulatory partner, LDH, that it is prudent to issue these advisories.  

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your water system. As always, if you are experiencing very low or no water pressure, or witness a water or sewer emergency, please call 504-52-WATER (504-529-2837) and choose your language option (1 for English) and 1 for emergencies.


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