City: Boil water advisory cancelled for Uptown New Orleans
Shana Rose Reporting
The city of New Orleans says, "The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the State Department of Health and Hospitals, has cancelled a boil water advisory for residents and businesses in a limited area of Uptown New Orleans bounded by South Carrollton Avenue from Maple Street to the river; Maple Street to Loyola Street; Loyola Street to Jackson Avenue and Jackson Avenue to the river."
The advisory was cancelled they say after the bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used as normal for personal needs.
Customers are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their systems.
The boil order was intially ordered as a result of a drop in water pressure caused by a break in a 30-inch water main in the 7800 block of Cohn Street, near Carrollton Ave.
SWB Executive Director, Marcia St. Martin, said, "We are pleased that the tests proved negative and that we can cancel the boil water advisory at this time. Customers in the affected area will be given a one-day credit on their water bills."