ALGIERS, La. (WGNO) — The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory put in place for part of the Lower Coast of Algiers.

The advisory was issued following a drop in water pressure on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

SWBNO officials said the advisory impacted the Lower Coast of Algiers east of the Intercoastal Canal Bridge.

The drop reportedly happened after a utility company accidentally drove a pole through a water main in the area causing pressure to drop below 20 psi.

Resident in the impacted area who did not use their water supply during the advisory is encouraged to flush their plumbing system for several minutes before continuing usage.

The advisory was issued in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health, and residents in the impacted areas are advised to use bottled or boiled tap water to drink, cook, clean food or brush their teeth until the advisory is lifted.

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