Drinking Water & Wastewater Research Projects, Reports, & Plans
Many island-specific variables influence the performance of these systems, including seasonal rainfall extremes, frequent power outages, seasonal/rental use and maintenance challenges. The 2020 Drinking Water & Wastewater Systems Performance Study will help find out how effectively these technologies are reducing contaminants such as nitrogen and E. Coli fecal bacteria that can pollute our environment and affect our health. CBCC will also be conducting research on coastal water and groundwater quality.
This wastewater treatment performance study is a part of CBCC’s Phase 2 project to implement recommendations from the 2015 Coral Bay Potable Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Plans and 2019 Advancing Onsite Wastewater Treatment in the USVI: An Evaluation of Current Usage and Emerging Technologies on St. John, USVI (Phase 1) Report.
The Coral Bay Community Council CARE Project: Cistern Water Quality Testing & Results in Coral Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands report summarizes CBCC’s basic cistern water quality testing conducted in 2010-2011 to assess the following questions:
- Are there contaminants in our cistern water?
- Can such a water supply be trusted to be meet drinking water standards?
Research efforts were supported by an EPA Community Action for Renewed Environment (CARE) grant awarded to CBCC.