UPDATE: Bottled water available for those affected by boil water notice

Completion time for the repair is currently unknown, according to the City
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Published: May. 7, 2022 at 8:01 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -UPDATE: The city says they are currently out of bottled water but more is on the way. The distribution has been extended until midnight.

For those citizens that have been affected by the boil water notice in the Upper Plane System (North Odessa/ Lawndale) area, bottled water has been made available at 1201 87th Street. Crew will be on hand to distribute that water until 10 p.m. this evening.


Due to a water line break, the city of Odessa says the North Odessa Lawndale Area will be without water for a number of hours. Completion time of the repair is currently unknown. A boil water notice has been issued to the area as required by the TCEQ.

Full press release:

Due to a line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Odessa Public Water System TX0680002 to notify customers in the City’s upper plane to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions). To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Thomas G. Kerr, P.E. at 432-335-3244, 411 W. 8th St., Odessa, Texas.

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