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WAPA WILL END LIMITED ST. THOMAS WATER CONSERVATION SCHEDULE ON FRIDAY

(Sunday, January 15, 2012)

 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

WAPA WILL END LIMITED ST. THOMAS WATER CONSERVATION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has been pumping water to all St. Thomas customers for the last two weeks and also working to build storage. Now that most large users have almost completed replenishing their cisterns, WAPA anticipates that water usage  in all areas will return to normal  by next weekend and the utility will have achieved comfortable storage levels in its tanks across the island.

To ensure that WAPA will have adequate storage during the coming months, generally regarded as the dry season in the territory, WAPA will maintain the 16 hour water availability schedule for several days this week. Beginning Monday evening, January 16 until Friday, January 20, water service will be available from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily at the Bovoni Housing Community, Tutu High Rise Housing Community, Bergs Homes, Estate Thomas, Altona, Contant Knolls, and Lindbergh Bay. The schedule, implemented to minimize the inconvenience to customers, will mostly affect residential areas for 8 hours a day while most residents are at work or school. As of Friday, at 5 p.m., water service will be permanently available on a twenty-four hour basis to all customers.  

The standpipe is now available to water haulers 24 hours a day.

WAPA is grateful to its St. Thomas customers for their patience during the water conservation periods recently experienced.

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