New Orleans fixes broken pipe that led to raw sewage dumps in Mississippi River
- All wastewater is now being treated at the utility's facilities, according to a statement.
Catch up quick: A 60-inch main broke on July 7 at the city's water station at 2800 Florida Ave.
- The city diverted wastewater into the river, a decision officials called "crucial" to avoid backups in homes.
- Then, at the end of July, Boh Bros. Construction workers found a second leak and estimated it wouldn't be fixed until Aug. 20.
Yes, but: It was fixed Friday and monitored all weekend, according to a statement. No more leaks were found.
Zoom in: The city said the pipe is more than 60 years old and cited its age as the cause of the breaks.
- Leaders said they were communicating with downstream water utilities, many of which get their drinking water from the river.
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