Water Conservation in the US Virgin Islands
In Mare Blu Villa, as in most homes, our only source of water is rainfall which is caught via the roof and stored in a cistern beneath the house. We do check our cistern before your arrival to insure you'll have enough, but if it runs out, 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!
Toilets & Plumbing: we have a eco-friendly, self-contained septic system. To conserve water we utilize water-saver toilets. For these reasons the septic system is sensitive and is 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!
Is the water safe to drink?: We do have a water filtration system installed, and although we've never had anyone become ill by drinking from the tap, if you have any concerns, you may prefer to buy bottled water and ice at the grocery store for drinking.
Laundry: Our villa has a washer and dryer for your use which is located on the pool level near the loggia. When doing the laundry, please remember - help conserve water by only running a complete load of wash.
For more information contact Teri Ackerman at 704-578-4887 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org