Sewerage And Water Board Holds Successful Test On New Turbine Procedure

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The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board says it has successfully tested a new procedure for using its turbines during storms.

Officials confirmed yesterday that changes to turbine power procedures were tested on Wednesday, and the results will be implemented moving forward.

SW&B Press Secretary Courtney Barnes said engineers experimented with turning on equipment sooner to ensure there is enough backup power to compensate for the loss of a turbine.

Barnes said each storm behaves differently, and they will continue to work towards adapting to each event as it happens.

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