As a rural community, our drinking water and wastewater systems are not connected to a municipal utility; therefore, it is our responsibility as individuals to operate and maintain our treatment systems.
Since 2010, CBCC has been focusing efforts and providing technical assistance and training to support the Coral Bay community and the USVI to obtain clean, affordable drinking water and properly treat wastewater to minimize impacts on our neighbors and sea life of Coral Harbor.
By listening to and working with the community, professionals and government agencies, CBCC has identified questions, needs, challenges, and solutions related to drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. Guidance for Managing Your Home UV Drinking Water Purification System
The research studies and comprehensive water and wastewater plans developed by CBCC have guided our decision-making about large community-wide infrastructure needs and provided practical information to local partner agencies and residents.
CBCC provides drinking water testing support services to assist residents in collecting and transporting their cistern water samples to the only EPA-certified laboratory, Ocean Systems Lab located in St. Thomas.
Information about up-to-date technologies, best practices and recommendations are shared with the community through workshops, one-on-one consultations, brochures/signs, and our website.
In 2020, CBCC will be conducting a performance study of the most commonly used aerating onsite waste treatment systems and conventional septic tanks. We will be working with two contractors: Horsley-Witten Group (HW), an engineering and environmental consulting firm focused on sustainable water resource protection, who will be analyzing the data and writing the final report and recommendations, and Ocean Systems Laboratory, Inc. (OSL), an EPA-certified lab that will be conducting the sample collection and analysis.
In the spring, CBCC will co-host two drinking water and wastewater treatment workshops with our partners the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and Resources for Communities and People (RCAP Solutions).
Our drinking water and wastewater work and projects are made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Utilities Service (USDA-RUS) Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) grant program and from the contributions of our members and donors.
Thank you all.
This material is based upon work supported under a grant by the Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are solely the responsibility of the Coral Bay Community Council and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Rural Utilities Service.