Press Releases

Default text size Larger text size Even larger text size   print
RSS feed
< Back to Main

WAPA DISCONTINUES PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR ST. THOMAS DISTRICT

(Thursday, January 12, 2012)

    As a safety precaution, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority issued a boil water advisory for St. Thomas customers last Saturday. Microbiology water quality teams have closely monitored the system to ensure drinking water requirements were met. Water samples taken daily at water stations across the island have proven the system to be stable, thus allowing the Authority to discontinue the precautionary boil water notice, effective Thursday, January 12, 2012. 

    The Authority initially issued the precautionary advisory due to the recent water rationing. When there is a loss of pressure in a water distribution system, bacteria may occur. While loss of pressure does not necessarily mean that water has been contaminated, it does mean that potential impurities in contact with water supply plumbing may be able to enter into the system and be carried to consumers. 

    Again, the Authority has determined that the precautionary boil water notice is no longer necessary. If further information is needed, customers can call 775-5873.

###