UPDATE: Busted water main repaired; No boil water notice expected

Water Main Break
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 10:22 AM CDT
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UPDATE: According to the City of Odessa, work on the busted water main was completed at 1:30 p.m.


The City of Odessa says a 12-inch water main broke around 3 a.m. on the corner of 8th and Maple, but the bust is not expected to cause any problems.

After the city posted about the break on its Facebook page, residents called and messaged CBS7 asking about the possibility of losing water or another boil water notice.

The city says there will be no boil water notice.

The break was isolated early Tuesday morning, and work to fix the break began soon after that. Work on the pipe is expected to be completed by 2 p.m.

When asked what caused the break, workers at the scene told CBS7′s Joshua Skinner, “These pipes, they just get old.”

The busted pipe is made of the same cast iron as 24-inch split on 42nd and San Jacinto last week.

Unlike that pipe, which serves as an important artery for transporting water throughout the city, the busted pipe on Maple serves more as a tributary, making the problem easier to isolate and fix.


ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - According to the City of Odessa, customers may experience low water pressure around the 800 block of North Dixie and 800 block of Maple Ave.

This is due to a 12″ main break. Crews will be working on this repair today.

CBS7′s Joshua Skinner is on scene and will deliver information as provided.

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