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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, April 18, 2024
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DOA Implements Rotating Water System for Community Gardens Farmers

All farmers in St. Croix Community Gardens are informed that the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) has implemented a rotating water distribution system to ensure they get an equitable share of available water resources by dividing the Community Gardens into two areas: Zone 1 and Zone 2.
Zone 1 will receive water on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Zone 2, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Both zones will receive water on weekends. The process of identifying the farmers for each zone and is expect to be completed and will be available relatively soon, according to a press release issued on Thursday by the VIDOA.
Commissioner Robles strongly encourages all farmers to have on their premises either a 1000 or 2000-gallon capacity water storage tank as a backup in the event of interruptions in the water distribution system. He requests that farmers immediately refrain from tampering with the locked water control valves and not attempt to re-route the directional flow of the water system.

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