Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Sewerage & Water Board: What Comes Next?

Aug 15, 2018

The flooding of August 5th, 2017 revealed that several pumps, and the generators that power them, were broken.

 

Most of that equipment has now been fixed, but last week, lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans over damages caused by the flood waters.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke with New Orleans Advocate reporter Jeff Adelson about the suit, and what comes next.

After the flood, then-Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered a third party investigation into the causes behind the flooding. The New Orleans Advocate recently obtained a draft version of that report.

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