Villa Rental Information
Water Conservation in the USVI's
We all take inexpensive power and water for granted in North America. Here on the island we have some of the most exorbitant utilities in the WORLD, about 3X the cost in the US.
Our only source of water is rainfall which is caught via the roof and stored in 2 large cisterns beneath the house. This water then passes through micro-cartridge filters and a UV filter before it comes out of the tap. We do check our cistern before your arrival to insure you'll have enough, but if it runs out due to excessive usage or an unforeseen plumbing problem, we then have to have water trucked to the villa in a tanker rig. As everything is on "island time" - arranging a delivery to fill your cistern may take several hours or a day or two. So help us conserve by never letting the water run while washing up or brushing teeth, flush only when necessary, and do your best to take short showers. PLEASE report all plumbing issues including running toilets and dripping faucets to us immediately! When there is no rain we are forced to have the water trucked in and it is extremely expensive. Please help us conserve by never letting the water run while washing dishes or brushing teeth, flush only when necessary, and do your best to take short showers or bathe in mother nature's ocean like the locals!
Toilets & Plumbing: Due to the salty air, our water and waste systems on the island are far more susceptible to having issues than those in the U.S. To conserve water we utilize water-saver toilets which make them too delicate to handle anything out of the ordinary. For that reason we ask that you do not flush any foreign objects or personal hygiene products down the toilets!
Laundry: Our villa has a washer/dryer for your use. When doing the laundry, please remember - help conserve water by only running a complete load of wash in cold water. Also, fully load the dishwasher before starting a cycle.