On December 7, 2023, EPA completed its Sequential Sampling Study. The study included investigative sampling conducted at 11 homes in St. Croix the week of November 6, 2023. The homes were selected based on the results of the September and October water distribution meter sampling events that may have had elevated lead and which regularly use the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) water.

In general, the EPA Sequential Sampling Study shows that the levels of lead at household taps are far lower than those found at the distribution meters that were sampled in September and October by WAPA, accompanied by EPA, the USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).

To learn more about the Sequential Sampling Study and EPA’s recommendations, the public is encouraged to review the following resources: