NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has issued a boil water order for Orleans Parish’s east bank because of a loss of power at the main water plant about 8:30 Monday morning.
According to the city, the advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution because the water quality might be unsafe due to bacteriological contamination.
East bank residents should not 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.
Residents should let the water get to a rolling boil and then continue it for another minute before consuming.
The order does not affect Algiers.