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WATER CUT TO 6 HOURS A DAY UNTIL WEDNESDAY

June 22, 2001 – The Water and Power Authority announced Friday afternoon that it will be rationing potable water service on St. John until Wednesday.
Service to customers connected through the distribution system will be restricted to 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. daily, and water haulers will be limited to one load per company.
According to a WAPA release, officials expect the St. John potable water supply to return to normal by Wednesday.
The release said there has been difficulty "meeting water production demand and adding to storage on St. John." Officials believe a defective intake system in WAPA's reverse osmosis supplemental water production plant is at fault.
"An inspection of the system is in progress to determine the location and extent of the damage so that it can be repaired," the release stated. Meantime, WAPA is adding to its water storage capacity "to ride through the period" while the system is down for repairs.
The St. John desalination unit is expected to replenish storage and increase water production by Wednesday, it said.

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June 22, 2001 - The Water and Power Authority announced Friday afternoon that it will be rationing potable water service on St. John until Wednesday.
Service to customers connected through the distribution system will be restricted to 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. daily, and water haulers will be limited to one load per company.
According to a WAPA release, officials expect the St. John potable water supply to return to normal by Wednesday.
The release said there has been difficulty "meeting water production demand and adding to storage on St. John." Officials believe a defective intake system in WAPA's reverse osmosis supplemental water production plant is at fault.
"An inspection of the system is in progress to determine the location and extent of the damage so that it can be repaired," the release stated. Meantime, WAPA is adding to its water storage capacity "to ride through the period" while the system is down for repairs.
The St. John desalination unit is expected to replenish storage and increase water production by Wednesday, it said.