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In 2013, the V.I.-Puerto Rico Friendship parade swirls colorfully down the streets of CHristiansted on the way to the Canegata Ballpark. (File photo)

Territory Watches as Neighboring Puerto Rico Simmers, Celebrates

With the national spotlight once again trained on their nearest U.S. neighbor, Virgin Islands residents have been watching the political unrest in Puerto Rico with considerable interest.
Environmental Program Manager Benjamin Keularts with DPNR discusses leaching fields and distances at which septic tanks need to be away from water sources. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Septic Systems Raise Environmental Concerns on Islands

More than half of septic systems in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have substantial problems and are significant sources of nonpoint pollutants, according to Carlos Velazquez a wastewater technician for RCAP Solutions in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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