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Sewerage and Water Board Employees are utilizing handicap hang-tags to park for free

In June of 2017, the OIG received a complaint that Sewerage and Water Board employees were parking for free on and around St. Joseph Street by using handicapped parking placards in their personal vehicles. Vehicles bearing a handicap hang-tag issued to a ...

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Letter to Mayor & Council re: Sewerage and Water Board

The Sewerage & Water Board’s huge operating budget and multi billion dollar capital program makes it as financially significant as the rest of city government combined. After five years of OIG reports that confirmed the S&WB’s poor performance and wastefu ...

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Lead Exposure and Infrastructure Reconstruction

The City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) have embarked on $2.4 billion of FEMA-funded infrastructure reconstruction projects in addition to ongoing road construction projects funded by other revenue sources. Many of these projects i ...

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Follow-up Report: Sanitation Fee Collection by the Sewerage and Water Board

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its July 2013 report on the Sewerage and Water Board's (S&WB) collection of sanitation fees. The original report found that neither the City nor the S&WB terminated sanitation or wat ...

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