Hurricane Restoration Update Details

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Hurricane Irma Restoration 9-11 Update

(Monday, September 11, 2017)

ELECTRIC SYSTEM, ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN

  • Additional electrical service was restored today in areas including portions of Savan, Back Street, Garden Street / Longpath, Government Hill, Education Street, portions of the Oswald Harris Court and Paul M. Pearsons Garden housing communities, Charlotte Kimmelman Cancer Institute and Store Tvaer Gade.

  • Restoration crews preparing to re-energize areas in and around the Windward Passage Hotel, GERS Complex, and Petrus Plaza.

  • Clean-up crews consisting of WAPA, Viya and Public Works Department personnel made significant headway in cleaning up the Peterborg area.

Restoring Line Work (STX)

POTABLE WATER SYSTEM, ST. THOMAS – ST. JOHN

  • The Donoe pump station came on-line early Monday allowing WAPA to provide potable water to the Tutu Hi Rise and Bovoni housing communities as well as to Smith Bay and Red Hook. The Bakkeroe pump station was also restored on Monday. St. Thomas has a total of seven-days water storage.

  • Additional customers at higher elevations will begin to access potable water service as the various pump stations are re-energized.

  • On Tuesday, the Subbase standpipe will operate from 7 am – 3 pm.

  • On St. John, there are eight days of water storage and potable water is available throughout the Cruz Bay distribution system.

ELECTRIC SYSTEM, ST. CROIX

  • WAPA is developing a comprehensive restoration plan for St. Croix which will lay out a schedule of when line department crews will be in various neighborhoods and communities that are presently experiencing pocket or isolated outages. Once completed, the plan will be made public. In the meantime, WAPA encourages persons experiencing isolated outages to contact the Emergency Call Center at 340-773-0150 or e-mail the outage information to communications@viwapa.vi.

  • Work is continuing to restore all electrical feeders on St. Croix to pre-storm levels. As of late Sunday, achieved levels of restoration were at:

    • Feeder 1A: 96%

    • Feeder 2A: 83%

    • Feeder 3A: 66%

    • Feeder 4A: 100%

    • Feeder 5A: 100%

    • Feeder 6A: 85%

    • Feeder 6B: 80%

    • Feeder 8B: 78%

    • Feeder 9B: 82%

    • Feeder 10B: 79%

Restoring Line Work 

These levels may change from day to day as load adjustments are made on the individual electrical feeders. Several residential areas on St. Croix were also re-energized on Monday.

POTABLE WATER SYSTEM, ST. CROIX

  • There is a seven-day supply of potable water on St. Croix.

  • The Kingshill storage tank continues to gain storage.

  • The water distribution system is fully functional.


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