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GoodToGo
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March 22, 2010 8:27 pm  

Good to know - all I had was the anecdotal ramblings of a local hairdresser who said several of her clients were government employees or their significant others (specfically WAPA she sai) and lived in government housing and didn't pay for utilities.


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Tippi
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March 23, 2010 3:55 pm  

Anybody know why power is out today?


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STXBob
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March 23, 2010 4:23 pm  

Where?


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beachy
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March 23, 2010 8:25 pm  

Residents of the housing authority properties do not pay for their water, which is paid for by the HA. They get potable wapa water. I believe they pay for their electric and any propane, but get a reduction in their rent to account for the amount they pay in electric. Many units have solar water heaters (the panels you see on the roofs). The minimum monthly rent is $50...unless they get a hardship decrease...and can go up to, I think, 30% of reported income...

there was a study done some years ago on stx...don't know if it was also done on STT..and they found the highest per capita/family unit use of water to either be in the neighborhoods like Shoys and in the housing projects ...much higher than in the other neighborhoods etc...believe it was a study overseen by the West Indies Lab...


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rotorhead
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March 24, 2010 4:02 pm  

Down yet again! I wish they had sold out to Southern Energy years ago. Instead they held on to their right to own their "We Always Powerless Again" company. Third World Power at it's finest.


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pamela
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March 24, 2010 9:56 pm  

Funny. After Hurricane Marilyn the name "We Ain't Promising Anything" was coined.

Pamela


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STX46
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March 25, 2010 12:46 pm  

Out at 5 Corners yesterday x2; I have never seen it this bad.


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cheryl96s
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March 26, 2010 10:44 am  

power outage yesterday morn on the northside of STT, wasn't very long, but long enough!

Pamela~ love the acronym for WAPA. After Marilyn Mike didn't get his power back until just before Christmas!


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AllMashUp
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March 26, 2010 11:07 am  

I want to know why the right before the power comes back on it flashes three times, in quick sequence....I swear if my new refrigerator konks out because of this I'm going to drop all my spoiled food on WAPAs doorstep.


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dntw8up
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March 26, 2010 9:23 pm  

"WAPA Generation Problems Could Force LEAC Increase

Parts of St. Thomas were hit by a brief power outage Thursday morning that V.I. Water and Power Authority officials attributed to generation problems at the Harley Power Plant -- problems that could amount to another increase in levelized energy adjustment clause (LEAC) rates if they're not fixed quickly.

For years, the authority's financial problems have stymied any efforts to put aside money for routine maintenance to the generation units, some of which have been online for decades, officials have said..."

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2010/03/25/wapa-generation-problems-could-force-leac-increase


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STXjill
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March 29, 2010 10:43 am  

Lost power around 12:30 a.m. ... 6:30 a.m. and it's STILL out!


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Tippi
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March 31, 2010 7:05 pm  

Just lost power on STT.....anybody know why?


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pamela
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March 31, 2010 7:35 pm  

coffee break 🙂


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skighee
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April 2, 2010 1:22 am  

Just lost power on STT.....anybody know why?

WAPA is a cluster F? That about sums it up! When you are a monopoly amongst politcal corruption, that is what you get!


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Jumbie
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April 2, 2010 7:45 pm  

Lost power again Thursday in Cane Bay/Lavalle, etc for about 10 min which means I had to re-set all the digital clocks/timers AGAIN. There never seems to be an explanation why power goes out lately, but it's been happening quite a bit the past month. As skighee states concerning WAPA; that's pretty much it in a nutshell.


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