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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 25, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Canal Street Lighting…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Pub Quiz

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

The Hotel Modern…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014
Gather for brunch at Tivoli & Lee this Thanksgiving Day! Executive Chef… more

Turkey Day Race 5…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

2014 Battle of the…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

An Evening of…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for an evening of elegance with Lalah Hathaway, Najee, and Kindred The… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Precautionary Water Boil Alert

October 8, 2012

Dear Hospitality Industry Partner:

This morning around 8:30 a.m., the City of New Orleans experienced a momentary loss of water pressure at the main water plant, which brought water pressure to low levels.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Sewerage and Water Board and the State Department of Health and Hospitals officials have issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY and are recommending residents of the East Bank of Orleans Parish not to drink, make ice from, brush teeth, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice. This does not affect Algiers. This boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

State officials are cautioning users of the water system to disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by the following means:
Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. If there is a flat taste, it can be eliminated by shaking the water in a bottle or pouring it from one container to another.

Restaurants
All New Orleans restaurants are currently boiling all water used in the preparation of their cuisine and providing diners with bottled water at this time.

Tips for restaurants while under boil advisory (per the State Department of Health and Hospitals):

  • Bottled water can be used for food prep, cooking, washing/rinsing/sanitizing of utensils and food contact surfaces, as well as for hand washing.
  • Single service utensils (paper/plastic plates, forks, spoons, knives) can be used.
  • In bathrooms, provide bottled water or potable water for washing hands.
  • Notify your customers of the boil advisory and explain precautions and safety practices.
  • Ice machines must be disabled.
  • Do not use fountain drink dispensers that use water as a component of the drink mix. (If possible, offer canned or bottled soft drinks.)

All restaurateurs are committed to the safety of their patrons and to ensuring that the dining public sees virtually no change while enjoying our restaurant community.

Hotels
Hotels are equally committed to the safety of their guests and are advising all visitors not to ingest tap water and are providing bottled water for their use.

Bathing/Showering
According to the Commissioner of Health for the City of New Orleans, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, it is safe to take a bath or shower, but be careful not to swallow any water. Also be mindful of any open cuts or sores. Use caution when bathing infants and young children. It is also still advised to use bottled water while brushing teeth.

Overall Message Summary
It is unlikely that our water supply has been compromised. However, in situations where pressure and water flow have been temporarily disrupted, government protocol requires these advisory safety measures be put into effect.

The CVB, along with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA), Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association (GNOHLA), are in contact with city government and health officials and will regularly communicate updates as needed.

Sincerely,
Stephen Perry
President & CEO
New Orleans CVB