Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath damaged the sewerage collection system in the City of New Orleans, creating health and safety issues for both the general public and emergency and recovery personnel working in the city. The efforts by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) in restoring these systems has been critical in making the city safe and functional for the return of its citizens. Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the S&WB continues on its long road to recovery of these systems. Challenged by loss of staff, equipment and funding sources, the S&WB continues to search for mechanisms to complete the system restoration.
Disaster preparedness, recovery, sewerage collection system