Baton Rouge, LA- Today, Governor Jeff Landry signed an executive order that creates the Governor’s Task Force for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO). The 14-member task force will review the billing process, the governing structure, and the management and organizational structure of SWBNO. During these reviews, the task force will determine if an opportunity for different governing structures or reorganization exists, and will work to maximize efficiency within SWBNO. 


“Those who live in New Orleans are far too familiar with the frequent failures of the Sewerage and Water Board. Widespread flooding and drinking water violations have become second nature to folks in Orleans Parish. The current operating status of the Sewerage and Water Board is not acceptable,” said Governor Jeff Landry. “Through this executive order, we will determine ways to make the board run more efficiently and guarantee tax dollars are being put to proper use.”