October 9th, 2012
According the Mayor of New Orleans and the Times-Picayune article below, the boil water advisory for Orleans Parish has been lifted.
“The advisory to boil tap water across the east bank of New Orleans ended Tuesday at 2 p.m. after state health officials and the Sewerage & Water Board declared the city’s water supply safe to drink. Scientists tested the city’s drinking water for coliform bacteria, a mostly harmless group of microscopic organisms whose presence can indicate that more harmful bacteria is lurking nearby. The testing takes roughly 24 hours to process.”