DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061522)-CITY OF ODESSA WATER LINE BREAK UPDATE

Odessa, Texas/June 15, 2022-Officials with the City of Odessa’s Public Works Department held a 4pm press conference on Wednesday, June 15th to update the water line break repairs. Wednesday morning the water plant was re-started and water was loaded into the system. 

(Tom Kerr, Public Works Director, City of Odessa, Texas) 

Tom Kerr, Public Works Director advises to continue boiling water before consumptions. 

(Tom Kerr, Public Works Director, City of Odessa, Texas) 

One of the problems with the 60-year-old water line and the break was with a cutoff valve that failed. This valve was located in the area of 4nd Street. 

(Tom Kerr, Public Works Director, City of Odessa, Texas) 

(Philip Urrutia, Assistant City Manager, City of Odessa)  

During the water line break Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center cancelled many of their service. Officials with the City of Odessa provided cases of water to both hospitals as well as nursing homes. 

(Philip Urrutia, Assistant City Manager, City of Odessa) 

State agencies along with local businesses and organizations donated bottled water to residents during the citywide water shut down. There is a surplus of bottled water, residents need to follow the City of Odessa website and social media for water distribution day and location. 

(John Alvarez, Fire Chief- City of Odessa) 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera. 

Author: Danny Barrera