Press Releases

 

VIWMA TEAM WORKING TO REPAIR TEMPORARILY OFF-LINE LBJ PUMP STATION

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:53am, the LBJ Pump Station went off-line due to mechanical and electrical failure. The Authority’s contract partners and staff are working to place a spare pump into service.

 

The Authority advises residents with compromised immune systems to avoid standing water in the vicinity of #1 King Cross and Queen Streets. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route around this potentially impacted area.

 

Updates on changes that may affect public health and the environment will be provided. The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

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09 26/18

 

VIWMA TEAM PROVIDES UPDATE ON REPAIRS TO PERMANENTLY CEASE BYPASS IN ANNA'S RETREAT

 

(ST. THOMAS, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of work that will commence Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 392 Anna’s Retreat (Four Winds) in the vicinity of On the Run Service Station and Splash and Dash Car Wash.

 

Contractor, Big Lee Repair and Tile, Inc., will be working to finalize repairs to permanently cease the bypass. Traffic within the project limits will be reduced from two lanes to one lane for approximately 500 ft. during working hours, which will run into the night. The Authority advises the motoring public to traverse with caution, follow traffic directives of the staff at the site or consider the use of alternate routes.

 

The Authority reminds residents to avoid standing water in the impacted area. Residents with compromised immune systems are advised to avoid the area.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team apologizes for the inconvenience and continues to work diligently to provide reliable service. We would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

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09 22/18

 

VIWMA TEAM WORKING TO PERMANENTLY CEASE BYPASS IN ANNA'S RETREAT

 

(ST. THOMAS, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of an ongoing bypass located at 392 Anna’s Retreat (Four Winds) in the vicinity of On the Run Service Station and Splash and Dash Car Wash. The Authority and its contractor have installed a temporary pump around system to minimize the bypass; however, permanent repairs will be undertaken in the incoming weeks to cease the bypass.

 

The VIWMA advises residents to avoid standing water in the impacted area. Additionally, the motoring public is asked to traverse with caution.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team apologizes for the inconvenience and continues to work diligently to provide reliable service. We would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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09 17/18

 

VIWMA TEAM ADVISES ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN RESIDENTS OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DELAYS

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the St. Thomas and St. John community that there has been a delay in the collection of municipal solid waste in the following districts:

 

St. Thomas House-to-House (H2H or curbside) collection service:
▪ Old Tutu
▪ Anna’s Retreat & Parry Road
▪ Tutu Valley
▪ New Tutu/Lime Street
▪ Hidden Valley

St. John curbside bin collection service:
▪ Coral Bay
▪ Cruz Bay

 

The delay is due to the mechanical breakdown of the contractor’s equipment. The authority is working expeditiously to get solid waste collection services back on schedule.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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09 18/18

 

VIWMA TEAM PROVIDES UPDATE ON THE ST. CROIX TRANSFER AND LANDFILL OPERATIONS SCHEDULE

 

(St. Croix, VI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team would like to inform the community and waste haulers that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill will remain open today Friday, September 14th, but will be closed on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th due to inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

The Authority anticipates normal operating hours to resume on Monday, September 17, 2018. In the interim, we are asking the public and all haulers to hold onto their waste.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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09 14/18

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