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Tens of thousands of people in Odessa have endured nearly 48 hours without water to drink, wash or flush toilets

The outage left about 165,000 people without water in Odessa and some surrounding areas. It has been attributed to a main line break in the city’s aging water system and comes amid a dayslong heat wave.

Ector County resident Jose Hernandez fills up jugs of water from a fire hydrant that was opened to reduce pressure on the sy…

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