Residents of Odessa, Texas have been without water for two days during the heat wave.

Texas officials say a catastrophe has been declared by leaders in Odessa, Texas, when a water main break deprived 165,000 residents of water for two days as the region faces a heat wave.

A statement from Actor County said that “the current drinking water loss is expected to be 48 hours.”

The catastrophe was announced after the main water line in Odessa collapsed and gallons after gallons fell on the roads, lowering the water pressure for the entire city system.

City officials say repairs to the water main brake are taking longer than expected.

The city of Odessa Public Water System released one. Notice of boiling water Which will last until the water pressure is restored and the water is considered safe to use. Boiled or bottled water should be used for “washing hands / face, brushing teeth, drinking”. The city said.

“Children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to harmful bacteria, and all consumers should follow these guidelines,” the city said.

However, some residents said there was no water or other problems.

Odessa in West Texas experienced a water break in West Texas as heat waves engulfed the city.
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In Odessa, Texas, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, city officials are monitoring the progress of repairing a damaged water main near the intersection of 42nd Street and San Jacinto Street.
Water mains can leave 165,000 residents with little or no water for 48 hours.
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Odessa Fire Rescue Chief John Alvarez, left, and Central Station Captain Austin Yucham are unloading emergency drinking water pellets as they leave the majority of Actor County without clean water after a broken water main for needy residents. Assist in the preparation of water matters.  Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Odessa, Texas.
Citizens are advised to boil water for cooking, drinking or other uses.
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“I have brown water coming out of the tap. Does anyone know what’s going on,” he reported. KMID-TV.

According to local reports, water shortages have forced local hospitals to cancel surgery, suspend summer school classes and close restaurants.

Governor Greg Abbott said the Texas Department of Emergency Management has deployed bottled water trucks for distribution through local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott said.

Volunteers began delivering 12-liter cans of emergency drinking water to needy residents on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Odessa, Texas, after a broken water man in Actor County was left without clean running water.
Water bottle trucks will be deployed by local authorities at distribution points.
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Standards is working with local authorities to repair the damage and test the water so that it meets state and federal drinking standards.