Virgin Islands Warns St. Croix Tap Water Contaminated With Lead And Copper

"SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday warned that people on the island of St. Croix should not drink their tap water because officials found high levels of lead and copper.

Authorities said they are conducting more tests as they investigate the source and extent of the problem. They added that the U.S. territory’s Water and Power Authority continues to flush water lines to decrease the amount of toxins.

The water was first tested in late September as part of a local and federal investigation into its brown and red color."

The Associated Press had the story October 27, 2023.

Source: AP, 10/30/2023