WAPA Issues Boil Water Advisory for Specific Areas on St. Croix

 The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is issuing a precautionary boil water notice for potable water customers in the Estate White Lady West End, Adventure Housing to include Paradise Estate, Luis E Brown Villas and Estate La Grange West End.

Due to a drop in the water pressure, as a precaution, WAPA advises that all water used for drinking, cooking, making infant formula or juices, making ice, brushing teeth, washing fruits or vegetables and washing dishes be boiled. Bringing water to a rolling boil and maintaining for one full minute is sufficient.

Water must be adequately cooled before it can be used and should be stored in clean, covered containers. As an alternative, bottled water certified for sale by the V.I.  Department of Health may be used. Until required bacteriological testing is completed, WAPA recommends, as a precaution, boiling tap water before using it to kill any potential contaminants.

The authority’s microbiology water quality technicians are in the field closely monitoring the system for any irregularities that may occur. They take great care in ensuring that residents’ water is safe to drink; the cooperation of the public is appreciated. The public will be updated accordingly regarding WAPA’s system monitoring evaluations.

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