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DPNR Advises Public to Refrain From Using Coastal Waters

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources – Division of Environmental Protection is advising the public to refrain from the coastal waters of the Virgin Islands due to the recent effects of Tropical Storm Otto.

There exists a potential impact on water quality from sewage leaks, spills or bypasses in the municipal sewage system or conventional home septic systems. There may be an increased health risk to anyone swimming or playing in these areas as a result of an increased concentration of bacteria. DPNR is advising the public to refrain from using the coastal waters until further notice. This includes activities such as swimming, fishing and bathing.
All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health; therefore, all persons should avoid areas of storm water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles and drainage basins). For additional information, call DPNR-DEP at 773-1082 or 774-3320.

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The Department of Planning and Natural Resources - Division of Environmental Protection is advising the public to refrain from the coastal waters of the Virgin Islands due to the recent effects of Tropical Storm Otto.

There exists a potential impact on water quality from sewage leaks, spills or bypasses in the municipal sewage system or conventional home septic systems. There may be an increased health risk to anyone swimming or playing in these areas as a result of an increased concentration of bacteria. DPNR is advising the public to refrain from using the coastal waters until further notice. This includes activities such as swimming, fishing and bathing.
All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health; therefore, all persons should avoid areas of storm water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles and drainage basins). For additional information, call DPNR-DEP at 773-1082 or 774-3320.