Press Release Details

St. Croix Potable Water Service Interruption Scheduled For Saturday

Oct 16, 2019
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Corporate Communications
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 16, 2019


On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has scheduled a potable water service interruption on St. Croix. This interruption will affect customers in several areas and neighborhoods: Sion Farm, Catherine’s Rest, Golden Rock, and Anna’s Hope. The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital will also be affected. 

 The outage, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is necessary to allow WAPA contractor, GEC, to tie-in a new 24” water main to an existing main line in the vicinity of Beeston Hill.

 While work is underway, the southbound lane towards Catherine’s Rest will be closed. Motorists traversing through the work area are asked to proceed with caution for the safety of crews, pedestrians, and other motorists. Additionally, motorists are asked to comply with all traffic directions.

The tie-in work is part of the Pressure Management Phase 2B Project which entails the installation of a new 24” waterline to improve both water pressure and quality across the potable water system. WAPA apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this water service interruption and assures customers that all efforts will be made to minimize the duration of the service interruption.


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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.