After nearly a year of delays due to low water pressure issues, the district is giving up on microbe-removing filters and focusing on lead removal.
| June 12, 2019
More than half of schools with water filters have at least some that are not working. The district has known about low water pressure problems since September.
| May 2, 2019
The move comes one week after a 7th-grader’s water test prompted action. Dozens of other New Orleans public schools are still waiting for lead filters.
| April 4, 2019
Orleans district promised Monday installation at Plessy after a test performed by a student found possible contaminants. But the filters won’t work properly without booster pumps. The district says about 16 schools need the pumps.
| April 1, 2019
The district’s pledge to install filters in all schools has been delayed several times.
| March 29, 2019
The district has installed filters in 30 schools, fewer than half of the city’s public schools. That’s three sites shy of its December goal.
| February 14, 2019
The installations won’t be done until the spring of 2019, nearly three years after the school districts first promised to test for lead.
| November 27, 2018
The long-awaited filters come more than two years after the district promised to test school water for lead.
| August 23, 2018
After school officials announced they would test school water for lead in 2016, they decided to install filters instead. But the school district has yet to sign a contract with a filter company.
| August 14, 2018
Installation must begin within six weeks of signing a contract, so it probably will stretch into the summer.
| April 23, 2018