NEW ORLEANS, LA – Out of an abundance of caution, the Sewerage and Water Board, in consultation with the state Department of Health and Hospital officials, is advising residents in a limited area of Uptown New Orleans not to drink, make ice from, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice.
A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for the following area: 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. Customers in other areas of the city are not affected and do not need to boil their water.
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This morning at about 6:00 a.m. a 30-inch water main break occurred at the 7800 block of Cohn Street in the Carrollton Neighborhood.
Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute boil time begins after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (If there is a flat taste, it can be eliminated by shaking the water in a bottle or pouring it from one container to another.)
This boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice for customers in the affected area. The Sewerage and Water Board will notify residents when the advisory is lifted.