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PRESS STATEMENT (4.1.24) Authority's Statement on Hazard of Taping Electrical Outlets

Apr 02, 2024

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (“WAPA” or “Authority”) strongly condemns the recent social media post by a fake WAPA page, misappropriating WAPA’s image and likeness to suggest the dangerous act of taping electric outlets as an April Fools’ Day prank. Tampering with electrical outlets carries grave dangers such as electric shocks and fires, posing a severe threat to individuals and properties alike.

The Authority urges community members to refrain from engaging in or sharing content that promotes such hazardous behavior.

Safety should always be a priority, and we must collectively work to combat the spread of misinformation that could endanger lives.