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Brief: Leaks Lower Water Pressure in Western St. Croix

Aug. 4, 2008 — The V.I. Water and Power Authority said Monday that leaks may be responsible for very low or no water pressure west of Estate William's Delight into Frederiksted town.
According to Rupert Pelle, Director of Water Distribution-St. Croix, all maintenance personnel have been dispatched to search the water distribution route for any possible leak that may be causing the continuing depressurization of the system in the western end of the island.
Customers are urged to report any running water that they may discover in gutters at the edge of the road to 773-3775 or 773-2250, extension 2. Such information can help water technicians detect a leak.
The problems began Sunday morning when a failure in St. Croix's Contentment Pump Station caused the distribution system from Estate Contentment to Frederiksted town to depressurize. Water has been pumped directly to water customers from the Estate Richmond tank through the Contentment Pump Station due to the low storage levels in the Kingshill and Mountain water tanks.
Repairs were completed at the pump station, but on Sunday night water operations and maintenance crews determined that a main line valve west of Estate William's Delight had collapsed, blocking the flow of water to the Frederiksted area. Water maintenance personnel fixed the valve and discovered this morning that only limited service was restored into Frederiksted town.

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Aug. 4, 2008 -- The V.I. Water and Power Authority said Monday that leaks may be responsible for very low or no water pressure west of Estate William's Delight into Frederiksted town.
According to Rupert Pelle, Director of Water Distribution-St. Croix, all maintenance personnel have been dispatched to search the water distribution route for any possible leak that may be causing the continuing depressurization of the system in the western end of the island.
Customers are urged to report any running water that they may discover in gutters at the edge of the road to 773-3775 or 773-2250, extension 2. Such information can help water technicians detect a leak.
The problems began Sunday morning when a failure in St. Croix's Contentment Pump Station caused the distribution system from Estate Contentment to Frederiksted town to depressurize. Water has been pumped directly to water customers from the Estate Richmond tank through the Contentment Pump Station due to the low storage levels in the Kingshill and Mountain water tanks.
Repairs were completed at the pump station, but on Sunday night water operations and maintenance crews determined that a main line valve west of Estate William's Delight had collapsed, blocking the flow of water to the Frederiksted area. Water maintenance personnel fixed the valve and discovered this morning that only limited service was restored into Frederiksted town.