New Orleans S&WB Says Equipment Safety Feature Led To Turbine Shutdown

(FOX 8)

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is releasing a report into what caused Turbine Number Four to fail in a recent intense storm as rains associated with Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the city.

Details of the report released yesterday found no evidence of human error and instead pointed to a safety control feature failing to prevent the turbine from overheating.

The report was generated through a review of SW&B logbooks and after-action briefings with operation team members.

Executive Director Ghassan Korban says they are taking steps to be more aggressive in their preparations for future heavy rain events.

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