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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
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DPNR Requires Permits to Repair Damaged Weather Heads

According to a press release from the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), if someone’s weather head has been damaged:

  1. the individual must employ a local, licensed electrician to apply to DPNR for an electrical permit to perform the repairs
    2. The work must be inspected and signed off by a DPNR inspector
    3.      DPNR will send a letter to the V.I. Water and Power Authority to (WAPA) energize the weather head.                   

Note: WAPA will not energize any damaged/repaired weather head unless they receive a signed letter from DPNR’s Director of Building Permits.
Also, if a repair is necessary that includes the running of new electrical wiring, then a local licensed electrician is required to obtain an electrical permit from DPNR before any work is started.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. We’re these fees in place prior to the storms? I don’t remember them in place in ’89. In any event, it would seem to me, it would be prudent to discount or waive such fees for the consumer and the contractors/ electricians in order to assist folks right now. Are there adequate DPNR staff to process the paperwork and how about enough inspectors?

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