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Alert: Water Conservation Continues With New Schedule

Aug. 25, 2008 – Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority water customers – especially those in higher elevations – can expect reduced water pressure except for the hours between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily until further notice. In announcing the reduced pressure, the authority said it had revised the water conservation schedule to avoid disrupting the new school year operations..
These schedules were implemented as a precautionary measure in order to preserve extremely low water reserves due to a rupture to a major pipeline feeding the three main water plants at the Randolph E. Harley Power Plant. The repture has resulted in the total loss of water production. "After an exhaustive around-the-clock effort, the pipeline was repaired late Thursday night and water production resumed early in the morning on Friday," a release from the authority said.
Every effort is being made to restore normal water pressure to the affected areas as soon as possible, the statement said.

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Aug. 25, 2008 – Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority water customers – especially those in higher elevations – can expect reduced water pressure except for the hours between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily until further notice. In announcing the reduced pressure, the authority said it had revised the water conservation schedule to avoid disrupting the new school year operations..
These schedules were implemented as a precautionary measure in order to preserve extremely low water reserves due to a rupture to a major pipeline feeding the three main water plants at the Randolph E. Harley Power Plant. The repture has resulted in the total loss of water production. "After an exhaustive around-the-clock effort, the pipeline was repaired late Thursday night and water production resumed early in the morning on Friday," a release from the authority said.
Every effort is being made to restore normal water pressure to the affected areas as soon as possible, the statement said.