The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans should manage all of the city’s drainage, not just some of it. That’s one of the recommendations in a new report about how to improve drainage in the city.
After major flooding in the summer of 2017, the Louisiana legislature required New Orleans to appoint a special task force to reexamine how drainage is handled in the city. The collection of city officials, deemed the Sewerage and Water Board Task Force, researched options, held public meetings, and typed up a report full of their recommendations. That report was submitted to the state legislature on Monday.