ODESSA, Texas — Odessa Mayor Javier Joven has said that bottles of water are being sent from Central Texas to Odessa to help with the water crisis.
At this time, they are not distributing any water, but once the supply arrives to the City of Odessa, Joven said there will be 2-3 distribution locations.
Mayor Joven also hopes to have this water line break fixed within the next 48 hours.
At this time, Mayor Joven is speaking with Ector County Judge Debi Hays about possibly declaring a 'State of Emergency'.
This will allow for state officials to help out with the water crisis.
According to State Representative Brooks Landgraf, seven 18-wheelers are hauling bottled water to Odessa.
Landgraf says three distribution sites are planned right now. One will be the Ector County Coliseum, another at McKinney Park and the third at FM 1936 and W. University.
These sites will begin setting up at 1:40 p.m. More water is on the way so if citizens cannot make it to get water at this time there is no need to worry.
At this time water is limited to one case per vehicle.
Citizens are asked to remain calm when picking up water. Landgraf says the State of Texas will be running more water shipments throughout the day. This means if you miss this first drop off there is no need to panic as more is coming.
The TDEM is actively working to make sure the water lines are getting repaired and that water and other resources are being brought into town.