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Brief: Water Line Repairs Almost Finished

Sept. 24, 2007 — Crews on St. Thomas are completing repairs on a 24-inch main water line that ruptured Sunday, and V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) officials expect repairs to be completed and full water service restored by late Monday night.
By late afternoon Monday, crews had finished cutting out the damaged section of water line and were replacing it with a new section of pipe, according to a WAPA news release. Workers will then install sleeves to connect both sections and activate the water pumps. Service to customers will be restored as water pressure builds up.
"The authority appreciates the patience of St. Thomas water customers while these repairs are completed," the release said. Customers with questions can call WAPA's emergency number at 775-5873.
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Sept. 24, 2007 -- Crews on St. Thomas are completing repairs on a 24-inch main water line that ruptured Sunday, and V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) officials expect repairs to be completed and full water service restored by late Monday night.
By late afternoon Monday, crews had finished cutting out the damaged section of water line and were replacing it with a new section of pipe, according to a WAPA news release. Workers will then install sleeves to connect both sections and activate the water pumps. Service to customers will be restored as water pressure builds up.
"The authority appreciates the patience of St. Thomas water customers while these repairs are completed," the release said. Customers with questions can call WAPA's emergency number at 775-5873.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.