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Odessa issues precautionary boil order

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Residents in Odessa may want to boil their water Sunday.

City officials say there is a problem in one of its systems for the eastern part of the city.

A precautionary boil order is in effect for those living on East Dryden Street from South Johnson Drive to South Wells Street and South Johnson Drive from East Dryden Street to East Marion Street. This includes Jennings Street and Roses Circle.

People are asked to boil their water for at least three minutes before using it. 

Anyone served by the affected public water system is also advised to observe the following precautions:

• Disinfect food contact surfaces (dishes) by immersing them for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

• Dispose of ice cubes and remake with water that has been boiled.

• Continue boiling all water that is to be used for cooking or drinking until the cause of the contamination has been found and corrected.

• Water used for bathing does not need to be boiled.

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