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The government of the US Virgin Islands issued a warning on Friday about the tap water on the island of St. Croix.
According to officials, the water contains high levels of lead and copper.
They are conducting more tests to determine the source and extent of the problem.
The Water and Power Authority is also actively working to flush the water lines to reduce the amount of toxins.
The water was first tested in late September after reports of its unusual color.
The government is working to declare a federal emergency to obtain additional resources for further testing and other assistance.
The Department of Health has set up hotlines for residents to call, and testing for lead exposure is available.
It is important to note that while tap water should not be consumed, it is safe to use for showering and cleaning.