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Down the Drain is a WWL-TV investigative project that explores what went wrong and where the blame lies for New Orleans' drainage crisis. How could a city built below sea level allow its drainage system to deteriorate to this condition? Eyewitness News assembled a team of veteran reporters, researchers, experts and insiders to launch an investigation, unprecedented in its size and scope, into the Sewerage and Water Board, and the city's handling of its drainage system. We found that hundreds of millions of dollars meant for the drainage system, along with public confidence in City Hall has gone down the drain.