76.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
HomeNewsArchivesPrincess Beach Tests Safe, Sewage Project Complete

Princess Beach Tests Safe, Sewage Project Complete

Oct. 8, 2004 – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced today Princess (Condo Row) beach waters have tested safe as of yesterday, according to press materials from the department. Earlier this week the water at Princess beach was found to have unsafe levels of bacteria for swimming.
Last weekend the Department of Public Works reported that during work on the wastewater main going through LBJ Housing Community, it would be necessary to pump sewage out to Long Reef. That action impacted water quality at Princess beach. The project was completed Wednesday, according to Department of Public Works Commissioner Wayne D. Callwood.
"The Department of Public Works, Cruzan Divers und General Engineering Corporation worked a minor miracle. They worked around the clock to minimize the negative impact of pumping over Long Reef and overcame several unforeseen obstacles, such as lines clogged with dirt and sand. The department worked in coordination with the contractors, met all of the stipulations imposed by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and were able to replace 100 feet more than we originally anticipated and still stayed within the time frame stipulated for the completion of the project," Callwood said in a release.
For information on water quality, call the division of environmental protection at 773-1082.
Back Talk

Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Publisher's note: Like the St. Croix Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much–and show your support for the islands"free and independent news voice…click here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.