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Potable Water Service Interruptions Scheduled On St. Thomas On Tuesday, October 8, And Friday, October 11

Oct 07, 2019

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The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Corporate Communications
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jean P. Greaux, Jr., Director of Corporate Communications
340-774-3552 extension 2147 or 340-244-7330
communications@viwapa.vi / www.viwapa.vi

 

October 6, 2019

POTABLE WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS SCHEDULED ON ST. THOMAS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

 

A pair of scheduled potable water service interruptions will affect areas of St. Thomas on Tuesday and Friday of this week.

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., customers in Bournefield and Lindbergh Bay will experience a water service interruption. The outage is necessary to allow maintenance crews to replace a defective master meter which serves the Lindbergh Bay area.

Motorists traversing the work area are advised to proceed with caution for the safety of the crew, pedestrians, and other motorists.

On Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. potable water service to Palm Strade and Long Path will be interrupted. The water outage is necessary to allow for the installation of a new ten-inch valve on Raadets Gade. The work is being done in conjunction with the Main Street Revitalization Project. 

All efforts will be made to minimize the duration of these water service interruptions. WAPA apologizes for any inconvenience our customers may experience.

 

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The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is an autonomous agency of the Virgin Islands Government which produces and distributes electricity and drinking water to residential and commercial customers in the territory. WAPA was created by the Fifth Legislature of the Virgin Islands in 1964 through Act No. 1248. Today, WAPA generates electrical power at production plants on St. Thomas and St. Croix, and distributes electrical service through smart grids to customers on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Hassel Island, and Water Island. Potable water is distributed to almost 13,000 customers through water lines and standpipes. WAPA also has the responsibility of installing and maintaining street lights.