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WAPA Service Interruption Scheduled For Portions Of St. Croix Sunday As Upgrades Are Made At Pump Stations

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 5, 2019

WAPA SERVICE INTERRUPTION SCHEDULED FOR PORTIONS OF ST. CROIX SUNDAY AS UPGRADES ARE MADE AT PUMP STATIONS

 

On Sunday, October 6, St. Croix water division personnel will make upgrades to the Contentment pump station. Additionally, two ten-inch valves will be replaced at the pump station in Estate Richmond. 

The work is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. and until completed, the following areas will experience reduced water pressure or a potable water service interruption: Aldersville, Orange Grove, Golden Rock, Castle Coakley, Richmond, Humbug, Catherine’s Rest, Contentment, Peters Rest, and customers in higher elevation areas of Sion Farm.  

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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.