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Posted on: June 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Boil Water Notice in Effect Due to Major Water Line Break

Crews are working to fix a water line break, the City is under a Boil Water Notice.

A major water break has occurred at the intersection of 42nd & San Jacinto.  Crews are actively working to close valves in the system to isolate the break, however, this is taking longer than anticipated.

Water levels have reached a point that a Boil Water Notice is being issued.  Citizens should expect a significant loss in water pressure or no pressure at all.  In either case, the Boil Water Notice will remain in effect until water pressure has been restored.

Citizens should boil water prior to using for cooking, drinking, brushing your teeth, making ice, washing dishes or any other consumption.  Please refer to the attached map for affected areas.

Another notice will be sent out notifying citizens when the Boil Water Notice has been lifted and normal water use may resume.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

For more information, please email Maryann Cedillo, Director of Communications, at

Due to a line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Odessa Public Water System TX0680002 to notify customers 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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. 

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