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WAPA Working to Get Water to East End, Updates Schedule

The V.I. Water and Power Authority has updated its water pumping schedule for Monday night and Tuesday. The Authority also noted in a release sent Monday afternoon that water operators were pressurizing St. Thomas’ East End transmission mainlines while pumping to the Donoe Tank. WAPA spokeswoman Cassandra Dunn said water levels in the tank, which feeds areas at and near the East End, have improved enough to begin to provide water service to East End customers.

Havensight, however, will not receive water delivery Monday night due to adjustments being made to the pressure station serving that area.

Dunn said she was apprehensive about making promises, but hoped that Tutu High Rise would have water Monday night, and Old Tutu, Anna’s Retreat, and Bovoni could have water by Tuesday. She qualified her hopes adding, “if the water demand in other areas is not excessive.”

Dunn also said, “It has been reported that businesses have been using their two-hour intervals to fill their cisterns.” She said that is understandable under norrmal conditions, but given the current situation the authority asks that everyone be considerate.

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In preparation for receiving water, customers also are advised to check that all faucets in their homes and businesses are in a closed position to avoid mishaps once water flow begins. Dunn asked that residents report any leaks observed throughout St. Thomas to the Water Department at 340-775-5873, so that water maintenance crews can make immediate repairs.

Customers are reminded that times are approximate as water diverted from one area to another may delay water service to designated locations.
WAPA will pump water to designated locations as follows:

Monday, Jan.2

  • 4-6 p.m. Sugar Estate, Estate Thomas
  • 6-8 p.m. Altona, Contant, Subbase, Frenchtown, Lindbergh Bay, Contant Knolls
  • 8-10 p.m.Hospital Ground, Ross Taananberg, Garden St., Bunker Hill

Tuesday, Jan. 3

  • 6-8 a.m. Annas Fancy, Savan, Veste Gade, Main St.
  • 4-6 p.m. Sugar Estate, Estate Thomas
  • 6 -8 p.m. Subbase, Frenchtown, Contant, Altona, Lindhberg Bay, Contant Knolls
  • 8-10 p.m. Hospital Ground, Ross Taananberg, Garden Street, Bunker Hill

Updates will continue to be available at www.viwpa.vi, VI.Alert.gov, local radio station broadcasts, or by calling 340-774-3552 and pressing the No.6 for a recorded message.

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The V.I. Water and Power Authority has updated its water pumping schedule for Monday night and Tuesday. The Authority also noted in a release sent Monday afternoon that water operators were pressurizing St. Thomas’ East End transmission mainlines while pumping to the Donoe Tank. WAPA spokeswoman Cassandra Dunn said water levels in the tank, which feeds areas at and near the East End, have improved enough to begin to provide water service to East End customers.

Havensight, however, will not receive water delivery Monday night due to adjustments being made to the pressure station serving that area.

Dunn said she was apprehensive about making promises, but hoped that Tutu High Rise would have water Monday night, and Old Tutu, Anna's Retreat, and Bovoni could have water by Tuesday. She qualified her hopes adding, “if the water demand in other areas is not excessive.”

Dunn also said, “It has been reported that businesses have been using their two-hour intervals to fill their cisterns.” She said that is understandable under norrmal conditions, but given the current situation the authority asks that everyone be considerate.

In preparation for receiving water, customers also are advised to check that all faucets in their homes and businesses are in a closed position to avoid mishaps once water flow begins. Dunn asked that residents report any leaks observed throughout St. Thomas to the Water Department at 340-775-5873, so that water maintenance crews can make immediate repairs.

Customers are reminded that times are approximate as water diverted from one area to another may delay water service to designated locations.
WAPA will pump water to designated locations as follows:

Monday, Jan.2

  • 4-6 p.m. Sugar Estate, Estate Thomas
  • 6-8 p.m. Altona, Contant, Subbase, Frenchtown, Lindbergh Bay, Contant Knolls
  • 8-10 p.m.Hospital Ground, Ross Taananberg, Garden St., Bunker Hill


Tuesday, Jan. 3

  • 6-8 a.m. Annas Fancy, Savan, Veste Gade, Main St.
  • 4-6 p.m. Sugar Estate, Estate Thomas
  • 6 -8 p.m. Subbase, Frenchtown, Contant, Altona, Lindhberg Bay, Contant Knolls
  • 8-10 p.m. Hospital Ground, Ross Taananberg, Garden Street, Bunker Hill

Updates will continue to be available at www.viwpa.vi, VI.Alert.gov, local radio station broadcasts, or by calling 340-774-3552 and pressing the No.6 for a recorded message.