A mechanical failure at the Lagoon Street Pump Station in Frederiksted, which caused raw sewage to flow into the gut that leads to the beaches, has been repaired and the station is back online, according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority.
The pump failed Saturday, according to WMA. This is the second time this month sewage from the Lagoon Street Pump Station has been bypassed into the gut. According to WMA, when Tropical Storm Tomas passed over the island in October, bringing four days of torrential rains, the pump station was flooded.
The station was returned to service as quickly as possible, after it failed during the first week of December, leaving it with one pump, limited electrical service and no controls, according to WMA. The one pump failed Saturday.
Repairs were completed and the system went back online at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to WMA.