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WAPA Announces Water Filter Distribution on St. Croix from Jan. 18-20

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority will distribute water filters to eligible St. Croix customers in areas identified late last year to have elevated lead and copper levels in their potable water supply, the authority announced Friday.

Pitcher and faucet filters will be available from Jan. 18 to 20 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Distribution points include the Mall of St. Croix (former Kmart West parking lot, offering both drive-thru and walk-up options) and at the Frederiksted Parking Lot adjacent to Midre Cummings Park (drive-thru only). Managers at the Virgin Islands Housing Authority and the Human Services Department will deliver filters to their eligible residents and Meals on Wheels participants, according to the press release.

Eligibility for the faucet and pitcher filters will be the same as for the previously distributed $100 water vouchers. Customers must have an active WAPA water account in the impacted neighborhoods and have metered water usage from April to September 2023, the press release stated.

Eligible neighborhoods include La Grange, Smithfield, Wheel of Fortune, Stoney Ground, White Lady, Hannah’s Rest, Whim, Williams Delight, Mount Pleasant, Adventure Hill, Paradise, Grove Place, St. George, Estate Diamond (West), Castle Burke, Colquohoun, Mon Bijou, Profit, Barren Spot, Sion Farm, St. John, Montpellier (East), and Strawberry Hill. WAPA water customers in Frederiksted town should note they are now included in the distribution of both the vouchers and filters, the release stated.

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