The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, in consultation with the state Department of Health and Hospitals, said Wednesday afternoon that it has canceled a boil-water advisory for residents and businesses in English Turn and Lower Coast Algiers.

The advisory was canceled after bacteriological tests showed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used as normal.

Customers were advised, however, to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their system.

The advisory was issued Monday after water pressure in the area, due to an accident, was found to be near the point considered unsafe for personal use.

“We are pleased that the tests proved negative and that we can cancel the boil water advisory at this time,” S&WB Executive Director Cedric Grant said. “We issued the advisory in the best interest of our customers to ensure their health and safety.”