Before making a definitive next step toward solving St. Croix’s potable water issues, V.I. Water and Power Authority officials said Sunday they are awaiting guidance from the federal Environmental Protection Agency on how to decipher sampling results that revealed elevated copper and lead levels but weren’t garnered through the proper sampling protocols.
The creation of the Virgin Islands Agriculture Business Center will provide local farmers and fishers with small business education and resources.
According to V.I. government officials, results of initial tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, which exposed hazardous levels of lead and copper in St. Croix’s water supply, may have been inaccurate. In response, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. plans to extend a local State of Emergency declaration as investigations continue to confirm the island’s water quality.