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The count: bonds dedicated to Sewerage & Water Board imrpovements

$114 million

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On Feb. 21, the Sewerage & Water Board's Board of Directors approved $114 million in bonds to begin working on a list of more than 100 "critical improvements," a first stab at the agency's backlog of deferred maintenance projects to the city's infrastructure. Those bonds include more than $27 million earmarked for repairs to the drainage system and $87 million to improve sewerage systems. The bonds must be approved by the New Orleans City Council and State Bond Commission.

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