Water service from William’s Delight to Frederiksted will be interrupted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday while a pressure reducing valve station is installed on a water line on Queen Mary Highway, the Water and Power Authority announced.
Pressure reducing valve stations, which are regulators that protect against the effects of high water pressures in the main lines, are being installed throughout the water distribution system as part of the Pressure Management Plan Phase I Project. The valves promote a longer life for the entire water system, provide significant savings in water and energy consumption, and reduce line loss, the utility said.
Technicians began last month installing the valve stations in Estates Profit, Castle Burke, Humbug, and Glynn. In addition to Saturday’s installation in Williams Delight, valves will be placed in Estates Two Williams and Golden Grove during the next several months. Technicians will also install altitude valves on four water storage tanks throughout the island, which will automatically prevent water overflow when the tanks reach their maximum holding capacity. Phase one of the water management project will be completed by the end of the year, and is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at a cost of $852,000. .
Questions and/or concerns can be directed to the Water division at 773-7795 and 773-3775.