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WAPA’s Campo Rico Waterline Rehabilitation Project on St. Croix Commences

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (Authority) has announced that St. Croix’s Campo Rico Waterline Rehabilitation project is now underway. The project, which will cost an estimated $7.3 million, is fully funded through the Territorial Drinking Water Capital Improvement Program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and distributed by the Authority’s local partner, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR).

The project scope will entail replacing Campo Rico’s existing old ductile iron waterlines with approximately 21,600 linear feet of new C-900 PVC pipes, valves, meter boxes and hydrants.

The replacement of these pipes will benefit St. Croix’s Campo Rico community by improving water quality, reducing system-wide water loss, and improving infrastructure and system reliability. The new piping material is C-900 PVC, which is both eco-friendly and ideal for long-term term use in underground infrastructure.

“Part of the Authority’s vision is to deliver quality potable water in an environmentally responsible manner to all our Virgin Islands residents. With the Clifton Hill water rehabilitation project near completion, we are looking forward to the groundbreaking of the highly anticipated Campo Rico project, a significant next step in improving St. Croix’s potable water island-wide,” said Don Gregoire, director of water – STX, at the Authority.

The project is slated to run from March 2023 through December 2023. During this time residents in the area can expect construction activities that will at times impact road conditions. In addition, there may be instances of scheduled water service interruptions, as the new system is installed, tested and activated.

As part of the rehabilitation, the Authority will be working with partners Caritech and VI Paving, who are an instrumental part of the design and construction process.

For more information and to stay up to date with project developments, visit www.viwapa.vi.

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