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WAPA Outage STX Dec 12

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Anyone know the reason is out island wide (STX) and has been since this morning?


Posted : December 12, 2007 6:33 pm
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WAPA said on the radio they were investigating the problem but not to call them--their phones are out!!!!

Posted : December 12, 2007 7:28 pm
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Power came back on about at my house about 4:40. It went off at 10:50.

There is really no point in trying to call WAPA when an area/island wide power outtage occurs. We know it's out, they know it's out and it will be back on as soon as it is.

Posted : December 12, 2007 8:38 pm
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WAPA is getting ready for the Christmas day power outage.like a few years ago.When the power is down on the big holidays the workers go on golden time.(wages x 3 )Merry Christmas and a good new year to all

Posted : December 12, 2007 11:30 pm
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well my cynical side says alot of sabotage means overtime pay to fix stuff so who knows why anything happens here, i remember the innovative strike and all the sabotage with that one, i guess it's called job security

Posted : December 13, 2007 10:23 am
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Today's Avis has a story about the outage on page 4-- something about a blown fuse on one of the generators. That's how big of a story it was- page 4. People are so accustomed to this level of incompetence that when the whole island is out of electricity for half of the work day that it only merits page 4 of the newspaper. This wasn't an "outage" but an outrage. Lost business time and productivity, parents having to pick up or make arrangements to pick up their kids from school all because of a blown fuse. It is high time to sell WAPA (if anyone will have it) and see if the private sector can run it any better. Hmmm... maybe actually doing some preventitive maintenance might help avoid future outages-outrages. Maybe the private sector might be able to move us away from dependency on skyrocketing oil, stop the theft of service (line loss) and cut off the government's power for non-payment (with the exception of the hospital). What is it going to take before something is done. I just hope and pray that the next time the power goes out island wide it actually comes back on again.

Posted : December 13, 2007 4:03 pm
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When the power goes out for approx 6 hours, residents can adapt without to much spoilage of food. But I'M not sure about the stores, and hotels? This is a serious health problem. It shouldn't of taken 6 hours to find and fix a fuse problem.

Posted : December 13, 2007 4:43 pm
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I too am sick of the power outages (STT). In the last week my power was off many times. Once at dusk for several hours, and a day or two later it went off just before dark and was off for 10-12 hours.

This summer there was a month where my power went out almost every day, sometimes several times a day, sometimes for many hours or longer.

I'm fed up with wasting money on expensive milk (and other food) to have it spoil prematurely due to WAPA.

To pay this much for service that goes out this frequently is so frustrating. Not only do we pay a high cost per kilowatt hour, we lose money on spoiled food, lost productivity, etc.

Just had to bitch. I don't have any solutions.

Posted : December 13, 2007 5:30 pm
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