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WAPA OUTAGE BLAMED ON UNIT 22

Nov. 3, 2003 — Many residents on the North Side of St. Thomas were without power from about 10 a.m. Monday until early afternoon, when some but not all service had been restored.
Patricia Blake Simmonds, a Water and Power Authority spokeswoman, said Monday afternoon that a repair crew was going out to the Brass View area, as people were still calling in.
"We are having problems with Unit 22," Simmonds said. She said there had been three other outages since about 2 a.m. Monday. All areas but Brass View were back on line.
WAPA has had nothing but problems with Unit 22, which is now in the process of being shipped off-island to Pratt & Whitney for further repairs.
WAPA has spent more than $21 million on Unit 22 since it was purchased in 1999, according to Alberto Bruno-Vega, WAPA's executive director.

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