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(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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