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(St. Thomas, USVI) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise team informs the St. Thomas community of the Authority’s ongoing measures to mitigate the effects of the sewage flow affecting the homes and businesses in the vicinity of the Savan Gut.  The Authority has performed temporary repairs, will begin point repairs, and has developed specifications to address permanent repairs to the hurricane damaged sewer lines.


VIWMA contractors are presently working in the upper Savan Gut area performing point repairs, removing debris at the location and disinfecting the area as needed. There is another breach downstream of the bridge near the Romeo Malone Community Center. Point repairs are scheduled at that location and the temporary work is anticipated to be completed within two weeks.


Updates will be provided as the repairs progress. The Authority apologizes to the public for the inconvenience caused and asks for continued patience as we work to resolve the problems.  Do not hesitate to contact the Authority at (340)712-4962.


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07  18/19


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