Jim Williams, Anthony Paszkeicz, Gerald Greenwalt.
Public Works Dept. Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am – 4 pm Nov-Feb, 6am-3pm Mar-Oct
On-Call Emergency Service available 24/7: 509-982-2201
Director of Public Works: Anthony Paszkeicz 509-988-0470
The Town of Odessa furnishes water and sewer service through its Public Works Department. Water, sewer and garbage are billed as one and due on the 15th of each month. The Town of Odessa reads water meters on or around the 25th of each month. Late fee penalties of .05% applied after the 15th each month. Payments can be made by cash, check or money order in person at the City Clerk's office, sent through the mail or dropped in the payment box located at the main entrance of the City Clerk's office. Online bill pay with a credit card is available on the home page; service fees apply.
Garbage services for curbside pickup are contracted with Consolidated Disposal out of Ephrata, WA. The Town supplies garbage carts and dumpsters for residents and businesses. Cart collection is each Wednesday and dumpster collection is each Thursday. Larger size dumpsters are available for rent at weekly and monthly fees. Any change in collection days, due to holidays, is posted at the Clerk’s Office and the Post Office as necessary.
According to Odessa Town Ordinance, delinquent bills must be paid in full or satisfactory arrangements for payment be made with the Town Clerk within such period. Failure to do so will result in a TERMINATION of services; and such services will not be restored until the unpaid balance, late charges, shut-off and turn-on charges and any collection costs are paid. Charges and fees include but are not limited to late fees and interest, a $25.00 notice delivery fee, a $50.00 utility shut-off fee, and a $50.00 utility turn-on fee.
Please note that termination of services does not relieve you of the obligation to pay the balance due.
Town of Odessa Sewer Users:
Sewer maintenance and grinder pump replacement has a costly effect on your utility statement. The following items should NEVER be introduced into any sewer, either directly or through a kitchen waste disposal unit: Glass, Seafood Shells, Diapers, socks, rags or cloth Syringes, Cotton Swabs, Personal Wipes/Sponges, Disposable Toothbrushes, Latex/Vinyl Items, Metal/Plastic (toys, utensils, wrap etc.), Kitty Litter Dental Floss, Aquarium Gravel, Sanitary Napkins or Tampons, Cigarette Butts, Explosives, Lubricating Oil/Grease, Flammable Material, Gasoline.
Grinder Pump Users:
Power Failure – Your grinder pump cannot dispose of wastewater without electrical power. If electrical power service is interrupted, keep water usage to a minimum.
Pump Failure Alarm – Your Environment One grinder pump has been manufactured to produce an alarm signal in the event of a high-water level in the basin. If the alarm is triggered, call 982-2201. Water usage must be limited until the Town crew arrives.
Yard waste receptacles are distributed throughout the Town, at various locations, for the free disposal of yard wastes, such as grass clipping and leaves during the spring through fall months. Odessa also offers a location for the disposal of tree branches and metal, at a cost of $10.00 per load, 20.00 per large truck load. Contact the City Clerk's office for more information.
A recycle dumpster for cardboard is located on Railroad Ave next to the Fire Department shop. The Town of Odessa offers an annual Spring Clean-up Day during the month of April.
It is the policy of the Town of Odessa that snow removal shall be provided as follows:
Plow and provide access in the following order:
1. Emergency Services, Ambulance and Fire Station, Hospital, Police Station and Police Officers residence within Town limits.
2. Intersections on State Highways: Remove berms.
3. Plowing procedure will be one crew of 2 persons to pick up remainder of berms on state highways and the other person is to plow streets and sidewalks as necessary. The Public Works Director will make a judgment call as to when to plow to provide access by regular vehicular traffic. (Regular vehicular traffic is when the average driver with a two-wheel vehicle can maneuver on the street.)
The order of plowing will be:
a. Business sections and school facilities.
b. Public and multi-use sections (churches, parks, etc.)
c. Residential and other areas.
Call the City Clerk's office 24 hours in advance to arrange: 509-982-2401. Cost is $0.05 a gallon.
Water supply is tested monthly and as scheduled by the State Department of Health. See below for the yearly water quality report.