Press Releases

 

VIWMA ANNOUNCES PRE-STORM WASTE DISPOSAL GUIDELINES

 

(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises all residents and visitors to dispose of all household waste at the waste disposal bin sites throughout the islands to allow for the VIWMA and their contractors to empty the bins prior to the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

Residents are reminded to clear their homes and yards of any debris that could become air-borne, to remove any loose or low-hanging branches, and to secure any outdoor furniture, gas cylinders or other items prior to the arrival of any major inclement weather.

 

Solid Waste Guidelines:
Residents using the Territory’s transfer stations and landfills are asked to follow the directives of the staff at the site.

 

Residents are encouraged to take their bulk and yard waste and scrap metal directly to the Convenience Centers (CCs), transfer stations or landfills.

 

As a reminder, all appliances, such as refrigerators or stoves, bulk waste, such as bedding and furniture, yard waste, and hazardous waste, such as medical or liquid waste, construction and demolition debris, and other unacceptable waste are not accepted at the bin sites and must be taken directly to the transfer stations or landfills.

 

Businesses are reminded that their waste is to be taken directly to the landfill or transfer station by a licensed and permitted waste hauler. Any business found utilizing a public bin site for disposal of commercial waste will be cited.

 

Wastewater Guidelines:
Residents are advised that due to the expected inclement weather the sewer collection system may experience a large inflow of storm water into the system which may cause overflows in certain areas. The flow of rain water and storm water entering the sewer system may exceed the pumping capacity at various pump stations which pump sewage from residential and business systems to the wastewater treatment plants. After the rain and the storm water run-off subsides, the sewer collection system may continue to be impacted.

 

Motorists are asked to use extreme caution when traversing through flooded roadways during and after the storm to avoid potential and known areas of manhole overflows. Residents are asked to avoid areas with standing waters. Persons with impacted immune systems are especially reminded to avoid all flood areas.

 

Residents are asked report illegal dumping or sewer overflows by calling of 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784). 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 12/18

 

VIWMA TRANSFER STATION AND LANDFILL ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the St. Croix community of the temporary closure of the St. Croix Transfer Station and Landfill due to a power outage caused by lightning strike to a nearby transformer and heavy rainfalls creating a slipping hazard on the face of the landfill.

 

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and the Authority are working diligently to resolve the matter.


We are asking residents to hold bulky waste at home; the public and all haulers are asked to hold waste. The Authority anticipates normal operating hours on Saturday, September 1, 2018.


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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08 31/18

 

VIWMA TEAM ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF REPAIRS ON COLLAPSED SEWER LINE IN OLD HOSPITAL GOUNDS

 

(St. Croix, USVI) -The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that repairs to a collapsed 8” sewer line, which led to a manhole overflow in the #2 Old Hospital Grounds (American Legion Hall) area over the weekend is now complete.

 

VIWMA staff and contractors replaced approximately 30 feet of damaged pipe ceasing the bypass/non-compliance. The area will be disinfected and road repair is in progress.


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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07 02/18

 

VIWMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or Authority) Preserving Paradise Team would like to inform the community that its’ Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Adrian Taylor as the Authority’s new Interim Executive Director. Adrian Taylor presently, is employed by VIWMA, in the capacity of Director of Disposal for the Solid Waste Division.


Mr. Taylor brings a wealth of experience to the Preserving Paradise Team. He has extensive knowledge in the waste management industry specifically, solid waste collections and landfill construction and design. Mr. Taylor served as Streets Administrator at the Department of Public Works in the City of Richmond Virginia. He has a degree in Construction Management from Kennedy Western University. Adrian shared that he is eager to serve in this leadership role and looks forward to aiding the Authority with moving forward.


The VIWMA Board of Directors welcomes Mr. Adrian Taylor while preparing to seek candidates to permanently lead the Authority.


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..

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07 27/18

 

VIWMA TEAM TO BEGIN REPAIRS ON COLLAPSED SEWER LINE IN OLD HOSPITAL GROUNDS

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of a collapsed 8” sewer line, which has led to a manhole overflow in the #2 Old Hospital Grounds (American Legion Hall) area.


VIWMA staff and contractors will begin work to repair the collapsed section of sewer line to cease wastewater overflow on Sunday, July 1, 2018.


Residents are asked to avoid the standing water in the vicinity of #2 Old Hospital Grounds (area above Gallows Bay Dock). The Authority advises the motoring public to traverse with caution or consider the use of alternate routes near the impacted area.


Deodorization will be administered locally to minimize odor impact to residents.


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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06 30/18

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