SWBNO to Suspend Water Shut-Offs On Urging of City Councilmembers

March 12, 2020

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (SWBNO) has announced that they will suspend water service shut-offs for the duration of mayor LaToya Cantrell’s declared emergency in response to COVID-19. The utility will also work proactively to restore water service to residents who have been disconnected. “At the core of our mission is to keep […]

SWBNO Faces Many Challenges Heading Into 2020

December 24, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close and we head into 2020, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) faces several challenges. Aging infrastructure experiencing failures on an increasingly catastrophic level and almost nonexistent public confidence and trust (not to mention numerous financial woes) show virtually no sign of abating as the city heads […]

The 8% Gorilla That Nobody Is Talking About

November 12, 2019

The topic of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is a contentious one. In the past two years, people have lost their homes and their vehicles due to the flooding of portions of the town. Yet, when it comes to understanding the root cause of why these floods occurred, the official stance starts […]

SWBNO Inspects Canals, Finds Cars

August 22, 2019

On August 20, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) discovered one potential cause of flooding during the July 10 rain event. Using an amphibious vehicle equipped with an underwater camera to inspect the underground canal at the intersection of the Lafitte Greenway and Jefferson Davis Parkway, the SWBNO discovered an overturned car […]

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