VIWMA Issues Advisory as TS Karen Passes Over Territory

As the territory experiences the effects of Tropical Storm Karen currently affecting the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Partners issues the following advisories:

• VIWMA Offices and Solid Waste facilities will remain closed today
• Residents are asked to hold their solid waste until the storm has passed and the facilities have been reopened
• The wastewater collection system will be surcharged due to inclement weather; residents are advised to avoid ponding water near manholes and exercise caution while driving or walking in flooded areas.

• Staff are designated as essential and are instructed to follow the directions of their supervisors regarding their emergency work schedules.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 513-4171 or email Also, follow VIWMA on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.