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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.


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