Repaving work on South Carrollton Avenue near Tulane Avenue began today at 7 a.m., the Sewerage & Water Board reports, and is expected to last through Thursday, July 11.
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil-water advisory for most residents and businesses in the Uptown area after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs.
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited Uptown area in bounded by South Carrollton Avenue to Napoleon Avenue and from South Claiborne Avenue to the Mississippi River.
Water pressure in the affected area has dropped below 20 psi due to a water-main break on Claiborne Avenue near Soniat Street. S&WB has crews are working to isolate the leak and make repairs.
In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott awarded nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($770,435) to 10 homeowners for damages resulting from the Southeast Louisiana Urban Drainage Project construction. The Sewerage & Water Board is responsible for the damage, the judge ruled.
The trial is the third for Uptown homeowners suing S&WB for construction and vibration damage.
A drop in water pressure led to the advisory, according to the agency.
The city’s Office of Emergency Preparedness issued the following guidelines on taking safe precautions during the boil water advisory.