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PUMP STATION FAILURE CAUSES SEWAGE DISCHARGE

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March 21, 2003 – St. Croix's sewer system failed again Friday, with the Planning and Natural Resources Department issuing a statement saying that raw sewage was being discharged into the Campo Rico area as a result of a pump station failure.
DPNR's Environmental Protection Division was investigating reports of sewage while Public Works Department personnel worked to get the pump station back on line, the statement said.
The public is being advised to avoid areas of stormwater runoff such as guts, puddles and drainage basins in and around Estate Campo Rico on St. Croix's South Shore. "This includes activities such as fishing and bathing," the statement said.
The advisory also said those persons with compromised immune systems should avoid the area and the nearby beaches, as standing or running water could contain harmful pollutants.
For more information, call 773-1082.

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