Bacteriological tests confirm that water in the city is safe to drink and can be used as normal for personal needs
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in conjunction with the State Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has cancelled the boil water advisory for residents and businesses on the eastbank of Orleans Parish.
The advisory is cancelled because bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the city is safe to drink and can be used as normal for personal needs.
With the advisory cancelled, residents and businesses are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their systems for several minutes.
The original advisory was issued Monday when water pressure levels dropped because of an equipment malfunction at the power plant.
S&WB Executive Director Marcia St. Martin said, “We are pleased that the test proved negative and that we can cancel the boil water advisory at this time. We issued the advisory in the best interests of our customers and with an abundance of caution to ensure their health and safety."