CRMWD and the City have reached two major agreements
Public Information Coordinator
June 13, 2012 – The City of Odessa and the Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) have reached two major agreements.
An amendment to Odessa’s contract with CRMWD will allow the City to obtain water from sources other than the CRMWD, only when CRMWD is restricting water deliveries and cannot meet the City’s normal water demands.
Additionally a contract was approved allowing the City of Odessa to buy brackish water from CRMWD for the purpose of desalination. Utilizing this source of water, the City is seeking proposals for the design, construction, funding and operation of a desalination plant and pipeline. The proposals are due on June 15, 2012 and will take some time to evaluate and move forward. While it is not a foregone conclusion, City officials are hopeful that the proposals will lead to the development of an economical and long lasting water supply for Odessa’s future.
Water is vital for the City to continue growing and diversifying the economy while providing an expected quality of life for its residents. The amendment and the brackish water contract will allow the City to continue to look toward a successful future.
Odessa has long been served well by our membership in CRMWD which has provided water for our desert community for many years. City officials look forward to working with CRMWD and wish to thank CRMWD for their past and future service to Odessa. City officials also wish to thank them for approving these items.
For more information please call or email Andrea Goodson, Public Information Coordinator, at 432.257.0537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.