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Community Alert: WAPA Advises Residents of Sugar Estate and Estate Thomas to Boil Drinking Water

Jan., 14, 2005 – The V.I. Water and Power Authority is advising residents and businesses using the WAPA potable water in the Sugar Estate and Estate Thomas areas to boil their drinking water. Patricia Blake Simmonds, WAPA spokeswoman said water tests, which are done daily, indicated there could be a problem with the water in that area.
She said a recent break in the service line to the area had been repaired, but the break coupled with the test results suggested that drinking water should be boiled for the time being, "just in case."
Simmonds said it was most important to boil water for human consumption for a full four minutes.

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