City of Odessa Moving Forward With Plans to Bring in More Water

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The City of Odessa is moving forward with plans to bring in more sources of water.

On Tuesday night, the City Council approved a contract to buy brackish water from the Colorado River Municipal Water District which would be treated at a brand new desalination plant.

Brackish water is mainly salt and minerals and not suitable for drinking.

On Wednesday morning, CRMWD also gave the final thumbs up.

Now plans to build a desalination plant can move forward.

Right now, the city is looking for proposals for the design, construction and cost.

The City Council and the water district also came to an agreement on getting outside water sources.

That means if CRMWD begins to severely restrict our water source, we can begin looking for an outside source of water.