Thursday, January 18, 2018

JP Pulls Plug On Kenner Senior Center Water

As thousands of JP East Bank residents struggle with low water pressure and are under the first boil water advisory in ages, the 300+ Senior Citizen residents of Kenner's Westminster Tower have no water at all.

Jefferson Parish's Water Department shut off all water to the Tower, citing low water pressure and water leaks in the system.

Kenner officials pointed blame squarely at Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni.

"Yenni knew and ok'd the shut down," a high-ranking Kenner official who asked to not be identified said.

The reason for the shutdown is not apparent as residents and businesses around the Tower have water, albeit at a low pressure.

Residents of the facility were told Thursday afternoon to expect to be without water for up to 3 days and advised that, if they have relatives nearby, to stay with them for the time being.

The City of Kenner is making arrangements to have water delivered to the Tower. The State is also sending a tanker truck of water as a backup for the Tower and for Kenner Fire Department use, if needed.