Residents Protest No Water in Lower 9th Ward

Ray Nagin made some political hay with anannouncement just weeks before the mayoral election that Lower 9th Ward residents could begin to return home as the water was now safe. And almost 5 months later…


Residents of the Lower Ninth Ward are unhappy that they don’t have drinkable water yet and may not for a while.

Several people protested at the Sewerage and Water Board Wednesday, saying that the inability to get quality drinking water is preventing their return.

“We can’t get trailers. We can’t start working on our homes,” shouted Gwen Adam, a Lower Nine resident.

Mayor Nagin said there are at least three major things that prevent the city from certifying the water in that area: lack of consistent water pressure, too many broken water lines and the poor quality of the drinking water.

“Unfortunately, the realities are that there’s heavy damage in the Lower Ninth Ward,” said Nagin.

The Sewerage and Water Board said it could not issue a timeline on when water would be certified.

Meanwhile Nagin may find himself in hot water due to his controversial yacht party in July

UPDATE: And NOLA bloggerDambala of American Zombie who had the yacht story before the Times Picayune put it on their front page hasmoreon the budding scandal

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  1. “Mayor Nagin said there are at least three major things that prevent the city from certifying the water in that area: lack of consistent water pressure, too many broken water lines and the poor quality of the drinking water.”
    Holy bat-turds Batman! Its not like the mayor jumped the gun on a minor technicality. He missed, what I have GOT believe, is every possible measure for water certification. The hubris of this man is that he thinks he is the savoir and lone fighter for NO. All he has done is once again taken a spotlight and directed it at himself. All of the cockroaches have the common sense to scurry into the shadows while he puffs his chests and continues to dig past rock bottom in the blinding light.
    Anyone want to bet against him having a bottled water while he made the announcement that residents could begin returning to the 9th Ward?

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