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ECUD: Boil water warning rescinded

The highlighted spot on the map attached to this story shows the area that was impacted by the warning.
Credit: ECUD

ODESSA, Texas — UPDATE: As of Wednesday, the boil water warning has been rescinded, according to a press release from the Ector County Utility District.

The public water system took the necessary steps to restore the quality of the water and lab results show boiling is no longer needed.

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UPDATE: All water service in the impacted area has been restored, according to the Ector County Utility District.

The boil water warning will be in effect until further notice in the highlighted area on the map attached to this story.

This is all the information we have at this time. We will update this story as more details are made available.

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UPDATE: As of 9 p.m., the Ector County Utility District said it will begin opening water lines in the area of Tripp Avenue and 16th Street at 10 p.m. This will end the temporary outage that some viewers in west Odessa report left them without water since Monday morning.

Those that live closest to Redondo Avenue will get water back first, and restoration will move west from there, with full service back in the early morning.

The boil water warning detailed below will last until around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Construction at Tripp Avenue and 16th Street caused a water outage for the Ector County Utility District on Monday.

Because of the outage, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required ECUD to issue a boil water warning for the area highlighted on the map in the thumbnail of this story and attached below.

Credit: ECUD

Water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and boiled for two minutes before use to kill harmful bacteria and other microbes, according to a press release from ECUD. Using bottled water is also an option for customers who would prefer not to boil.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to ECUD in person at 1039 N Moss Ave. in Odessa or over the phone at 432-381-5525.