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Alert: Avoid Standing Water at JFK, LBJ Housing

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Dec. 31, 2007 — Avoid exposure to standing water around both the JFK and LBJ housing communities because of raw sewage spilling out from a failed sewer line. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources issued a release Monday saying its Division of Environmental Protection has received reports the LBJ force main has failed. The failed section of pipe is at the entrance to the LBJ Garden Housing Community on St. Croix. As a result of the pipe failure, raw sewage is entering an adjacent gut, leading into Christiansted Harbor east of Condo Row. Also, two manholes between buildings 30 and 31 in the JFK Housing Community are overflowing onto the ground and into nearby storm water drains.
DPNR advises children and adults with compromised immune systems avoid these areas, especially around JFK buildings 30 and 31. Standing or running water in these areas may be contaminated and hazardous to health. For more information, DPNR says to contact the V.I. Waste Management Authority.

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