The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is advising St. Croix water customers from Estate Two Williams to Frederiksted town, that service will be interrupted on Thursday, from 2-5 p.m. GEC, LLC will install a pressure reducing valve station on the 12” water line on Queen Mary Highway near Two Williams. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to obey all traffic directions while approaching the project site.
Pressure reducing valve (PRV) stations, regulators used to protect against the effects of high water pressures in the main lines, are being installed throughout the water distribution system as part of the Pressure Management Plan Phase I Project. The valves promote a longer life for the entire water system, provide significant savings in water and energy consumption, and reduce line loss.
During the last several months, technicians have installed PRV stations at Sunny Isle and in Estates Profit, Castle Burke, Humbug, Glynn, Williams Delight, Richmond, and Mint. The valve in Estate Two Williams will be the last installation in phase one of the project. Technicians will also install altitude valves on four water storage tanks throughout the island, which will automatically prevent water overflow when the tanks reach their maximum holding capacity. The project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at a cost of $852,000.
The Authority appreciates the patience and cooperation of the public during this system improvement effort and will restore water service as soon as possible.