November 19, 2018

Joseph I. Giarrusso

Statement from Councilmember Joe Giarrusso on Boil Water Advisory

Statement from Councilmember Joe Giarrusso on Boil Water Advisory

NEW ORLEANS - Public Works Committee Chair and District "A" Councilmember Joe Giarrusso has issued the following statement regarding today's boil water advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans:

"Again today New Orleanians on the east bank woke up to a boil water advisory after a power outage at the water distribution system at the Carrollton plant. The Sewerage and Water Board has made some progress by bringing one new water tower online to protect the system against sudden pressure drops, but more work on power reliability is clearly needed to ensure that basic service-clean drinking water can be provided reliably. 

We have asked our electric utility, Entergy New Orleans, to provide redundancy to the S&WB power system. We have asked for S&WB to ensure that the pumps can remain operational through such an event.

New Orleanians are told we have to wait for more money, or more staff or a better plan before vital infrastructure improvements can be made. Meanwhile, our quality of life suffers. This is unacceptable to me, to my colleagues on the City Council, and to the residents of New Orleans."



Media Contact: 

Katie Baudouin
Office of District "A" Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso III

(504) 658-1010

Back to top