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DPNR Closes Down Mars Hills Offices Today Due To WAPA Potable Water Issue

FREDERIKSTED — DPNR Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol said his Planning and Natural Resources Department closed all offices at its Mars Hill location on St. Croix at 12:00 p.m. today due to no potable water in the building.

DPNR contacted the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and has been notified that water service would not resume until later in the afternoon, Oriol said.

DPNR said it “apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their understanding.”

Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, February 26th at 8 a.m. 

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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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