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Waste Management Repairs Sewage Overflow at Moravian Gut

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (Authority) Preserving Paradise Team on St. Thomas has repaired a sewage overflow in the area of the Moravian Gut. Assessment of the area began on Monday, but work was suspended Wednesday as Hurricane Dorian passed over the Virgin Islands.

On Thursday, the Authority’s engineers reported the assigned contractor has fixed the sewage overflow. The contractor continues to work on extending the current bypass lines beyond the impacted area. The current four-inch (4”) bypass will be replaced with a larger six-inch (6”) bypass that will reduce future blockages. At the conclusion of the work, the area will be washed and disinfected.

The Authority reminds the public they can do their part in preserving paradise by reporting wastewater concerns or solid waste violation by calling the hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784). For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 513-4171 or email communications@viwma.org. Also, follow on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter

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Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (Authority) Preserving Paradise Team on St. Thomas has repaired a sewage overflow in the area of the Moravian Gut. Assessment of the area began on Monday, but work was suspended Wednesday as Hurricane Dorian passed over the Virgin Islands. On Thursday, the Authority’s engineers reported the assigned contractor has fixed the sewage overflow. The contractor continues to work on extending the current bypass lines beyond the impacted area. The current four-inch (4”) bypass will be replaced with a larger six-inch (6”) bypass that will reduce future blockages. At the conclusion of the work, the area will be washed and disinfected. The Authority reminds the public they can do their part in preserving paradise by reporting wastewater concerns or solid waste violation by calling the hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784). For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 513-4171 or email communications@viwma.org. Also, follow on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter