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WDSU Urges Viewers to Limit Water Usage to Ease Sewer System Burden

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/14/2021

Hearst Televisionís NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans, La., urged viewers on September 1 to limit their water usage due to a loss of power at a majority of sewer pumping stations. The wastewater treatment plant, which serves the cityís east bank, was operating using emergency procedures after it lost backup power in the hurricane and vacuum trucks pumped out stations as they filled up, according to the Sewerage & Water Board. New Orleans residents were encouraged to take quick showers, not baths, and limit their use of laundry and dishwashing machines to reduce the burden on the sewer system.

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