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WAPA WARNS OF LOW WATER PRESSURE

Oct. 27, 2003 — WAPA's water customers on St. Croix may be going through periods of low pressure and no pressure in their potable-water service for several days. All four desalination units at the Richmond plant are undergoing repairs after an electrical outage took them off-line Friday, according to a release.
Although two of the units were brought back into service Friday, officials had to shut those machines down again on Sunday in order to make repairs.
WAPA said the problems with pressure might persist until at least Thursday and recommended cutting back on water consumption during that time. The utility also urged customers to keep extra supplies on hand for periods of very low pressure.
Customers in higher elevations are likely to suffer most during the hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., WAPA said.
In another incident, water customers in all of Campo Rico and parts of The Whim were without any water service on Monday after WAPA discovered a ruptured main line Sunday. Service was expected to be back up by noon Monday, a release stated.

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