TheVoiceOfJoyce Army Core of Engineers building a wedge in the Mississippi to prevent Saltwater from reaching New Orleans piping. If saltwater gets into their water supply, the pipes corrode and New Orleans will be without clean drinking water. A State of Emergency has been declared.

Saltwater is swiftly pushing its way up the Mississippi River and is expected to contaminate most of the New Orleans public drinking water supply on Oct. 28. President Biden declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, releasing federal funds to Louisiana.

Officials are concerned about saltwater corroding lead pipes, which could leach heavy metals into the drinking water supply and damage the water system infrastructure. Consuming salty water has also been linked to serious health concerns.

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