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Our Plan for Cleaner Drinking Water
As the leading provider of water to the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) places clean water as a top priority.
WAPA is responding quickly to recent test results completed by the utility, Department of Planning & Natural Resources (DPNR), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). High levels of lead and copper were found in areas on St. Croix as a result of an aging water system. As we work closely with local and federal government agencies to remedy this issue, we will keep the public informed and educated on our plans, progress, and how to keep families and visitors safe.
The first phase of WAPA’s response includes giving out vouchers for drinking water funded by an appropriation of $350,000 by the 35th Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The plan also includes providing impacted residents with water pitchers and faucet filters funded by the EPA Clean Water Drinking Act through the Department of Planning & Natural Resources (DPNR), and lead testing of residents through the USVI Department of Health (DOH). In addition, WAPA continues replacing its aging underground water system. Full rehabilitation will take time, but WAPA is committed to restoring clean water to our customers.
Visit this website frequently for the most timely and accurate updates as we work through this challenge together.