Nuisance Water Changes Approved in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - People's water leash in Odessa is about to get a lot shorter.

A final amendment on water laws was approved.

The laws will go into effect on April 13, 2012.

The new violations include not repairing controllable leaks, irrigation systems with broken sprinkler heads and water running off more than 50 feet from your property.

If you're caught, you'll be given only one warning, instead of two, before getting a ticket.