Press Release

Ministry of Communications and Works
Water and Sewerage
Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 May 2023 - 8:40am

The Water and Sewerage Department’s water distribution network’s power service has been restored following disruptions over the weekend that left many residents without water.

 Acting Director Mr. Brian Davis said the disruption to the water supply was caused by power outages at the distribution plant from April 29 to May 1.  The disruption affected areas within and surrounding Road Town.

Mr. Davis said, “The plant is back online, however water levels were completely depleted.  To restore levels, a hard distribution shutdown was done to restore tanks equalising storage levels.  A leak detection exercise was also done to pinpoint the major leak that impacted Road Town and the surrounding areas.”

The Acting Director thanked customers and residents for their patience and understanding during the disruptions, adding that the department remains committed to providing potable and reliable water service to the Virgin Islands.

The Department of Water and Sewerage seeks to ensure the provision of a continuous supply of potable water to all residents of the Virgin Islands.  Persons can contact the department’s telephone numbers, 468-9213/468-9860 East; 499-2924/499-0500 Road Town and Central; and 499-2620 West.


Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-2035