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explorer
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VIWMA advises of a break in the LBJ Force Main wastewater line.
They advise the residents and visitors to avoid beaches in the Condo Raw area until
the repairs are completed.

There was a problem like this in November 2014.
Anybody knows if it is the same issue?

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Topic starter Posted : March 12, 2016 8:08 pm
CruzanIron
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You mean the same issue that seems to happen every year?

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Posted : March 12, 2016 10:52 pm
explorer
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It is so sad. I would think that keeping the ocean clean would be a priority.
Maybe they are just doing a half job, that is why it is reoccurring every year. (Band-Aid fix).
It is bad for health, tourism and environment.
Virgin Islands is so nice (Pressure), so St.Croix pull up your vibes!.

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Topic starter Posted : March 12, 2016 11:14 pm
Scubadoo
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Wasn't it a pump station failure (next to Condo row) last time?

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Posted : March 13, 2016 3:38 am
Alana33
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Our beaches regularly test for high levels of enterococci bacteria.
3 Beaches in St. John and 3 Beaches on St. Croix Not safe this Weekend.
http://viconsortium.com/health/three-beaches-in-st-john-three-in-st-croix-not-safe-this-weekend/

This is an ongoing situation.

An engineer friend recently wrote this:

I've looked at "report card" on the VI's compliance with important federal laws protecting our drinking water supplies, surface water and shorelines, solid waste management practices, etc., it is absolutely stunning the long list of offenders. Particularly disturbing is the fact that many of these offenders are EDC beneficiaries. Along with crazy amounts of sewage-related violations, it's shocking the amount of Safe Drinking Water Act violations, including private and public schools, etc.

I question on the one hand if that's even legal (surely there's some requirement that beneficiaries of EDC benefits must obey applicable laws... (???).

Regardless though of how the laws governing those benefits now read, I feel it's vital that, as just one measure in reining in this egregious situation, that the legislature make clear through statute that any entity found to be non-compliant with federal or local statutes be denied benefits until such time as they've achieved full compliance.

She recently wrote the VI Legislature and our Governor and included the detailed facility report for Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) for many places on St. Croix as well as St. Thomas. The amount of non compliance is staggering as is the amount of pollution going into our waters on a regular basis.

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Posted : March 13, 2016 9:28 am
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