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V.I. Waste Management Authority Says Water Main Leak Near LBJ Pump Station Should Be Fixed By Tonight

WATER MAIN BREAK: Near LBJ Pump Station in Estate Richmond should be fixed by 8 p.m. tonight according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA).

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a force main leak occurred at one of the pressure relief valves in the Orange Grove area (near the LBJ pump station).

VIWMA crews were at the area to do an assessment Monday morning and take corrective action, according to the authority. Repairs are expected to be completed by 8 p.m. tonight, it said.

Traffic in this area will be reduced to one lane. Northbound traffic coming from Queste Verde will
be re-routed to Contentment Road.

Local traffic in the vicinity of the repair will be allowed, the VIWMA said.

Residents with impacted immune systems or respiratory conditions are asked to avoid the area
until repairs are complete.

“Residents and businesses are also asked to refrain from pouring liquid grease and various
personal products down the drain,” the VIWMA said. “These items can and do impact operations at the VIWMA’s
pump stations and wastewater treatment facilities.”

For more information, contact the Communications Management Division at (340) 715-9188 or

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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