New Orleans — The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board’s South Claiborne Avenue plant will be louder than usual during the next month as crews test a new generator.
The $34 million project, commissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will provide the utility with backup power generation.
The first test of the engine might be louder than the normal noise level at the plant, according to a news release. And while the engine itself is housed in a building designed to reduce noise levels, the sounds may be different from what neighboring businesses and residences are used to hearing.
The testing is set to begin as early as 9 a.m. Wednesday and will continue during the next 30 days.
Anyone with questions should call (504) 529-2837.