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(St. Croix, USVI) August 15, 2019 – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise contractors have resolved the sewage overflow that affected a section of Hospital Street in Frederiksted. The area has been washed down, disinfected, and is now safe for pedestrians and vehicles to traverse.

 

On Friday, August 9, the VIWMA Wastewater staff discovered a clogged manhole which prevented the flow of sewage and caused an overflow. Attempts to clear the blockage were unsuccessful at that time. On Tuesday, a manhole, which was buried during a previous paving project was uncovered. Extreme methods were required to remove the blockage, according to the Crew Supervisor. Crews worked to stop the bypass and traffic cones were placed to cordon off the affected area.

 

The Authority thanks the residents who called our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962- 8784) to report the sewage overflow. The VIWMA encourages residents to do their part in preserving paradise by reporting any wastewater concerns or solid waste violation.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513- 4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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08  16/19

 

(St. Croix, USVI) August 1, 2019 – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team, Interim Executive Director Adrian Wade Taylor, on Thursday, took steps to mitigate road conditions inside the Anguilla landfill that were hazardous for solid waste haulers. Ongoing inclement weather caused a three-day temporary closure at the facility which adversely affected the St. Croix public.

 

“The slope inside the landfill was slippery and posed a hazard to contractors who were attempting maneuver their trucks to dispose of the municipal solid waste they collected”, said Taylor.  The Authority purchased gravel and applied it to the road, stabilizing the area and allowing more than 15 haulers to drop off their loads at the facility on Thursday.  Solid waste was picked up from the Cotton Valley, Mon Bijou and Concordia bin sites.

 

The Authority thanked the public for their patience while Waste Management addressed this issue.  “The safety of our contractors is paramount,” Taylor said, “as well as providing the best service possible to the public.”

 

If you see a solid waste or wastewater issue that needs to be addressed immediately,  please call our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) and do your part in preserving paradise! For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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07  25/19

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the Anguilla Landfill is currently closed due to slippery conditions on the alternate route utilized to access the top of the landfill.

 

In the interim, haulers are reminded to hold waste. The Authority will continue to provide updates as road conditions improve.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation.

 

Please call our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) and do your part in preserving paradise! For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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07  30/19

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the Anguilla Landfill remains closed due to slippery conditions on the alternate route utilized to access the top of the landfill.

 

In the interim, haulers are reminded to hold waste. The Authority will continue to provide updates as road conditions improve.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation.

 

Please call our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) and do your part in preserving paradise! For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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07  31/19

 

(St. Croix, USVI) July 24, 2019 – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team responded to a residents’ concern of a possible sewer leak in Frederiksted on Monday, July 22.  Wastewater crews were dispatched; however, the situation was abated by the time the crews arrived at the scene. As of Wednesday morning, conditions at the location remain stable, with no sewage overflow.

 

Wastewater reported on Monday that a manhole in the vicinity of King Street and King Cross Street did overflow but did not currently pose a safety hazard. VIWMA crews continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

 

The VIWMA would like to thank the concerned citizen whom reported the leak. The Authority encourages the public to take an active role in preserving paradise by reporting wastewater or solid waste related emergencies territory wide; including sewer spills, illegal dumping and service interruptions. 

 

Please call our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) and do your part in preserving paradise! For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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07  25/19

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