The Cancryn Wastewater Pump Station, which services Charlotte Amalie, failed Wednesday night, resulting in the bypass of wastewater into Charlotte Amalie harbor for more than half a day, the V.I. Waste Management Authority reported Friday.
According to the VIWMA news release, the shutdown was caused by an electrical equipment failure at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The authority’s maintenance team performed repairs to the system and restored pumping operations at noon Thursday.
The Cancryn Pump Station has been in operation for more than 30 years and is scheduled to be upgraded. The authority said the contract calls for the replacement of the three house pumps and the related valves, replacement of the electrical system, structural repairs and painting, area flood mitigation, emergency generator housing and safety improvements.
The project is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been awarded to Rumina Construction LLC. The project began in December 2014 and completion is expected this fall.