City Offers Citizens Free Soil Testing

Help minimize excessive nutrients from flowing through storm water systems and into rivers, bays and estuaries. Excess fertilizer and nutrients can pollute storm water runoff. As part of the effort to reduce the introduction of fertilizers and other nutrients into local receiving bodies of water, the City of Corpus Christi Utilities – Storm Water and the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Center are co-sponsoring free soil testing during the months of February 1, through March 6, 2016.

Citizens can pick up free soil testing kits at Environmental and Strategic Initiatives at Gill’s Nursery, at two locations, 2810 Airline Road and 4441 S. Alameda Street, Turner’s Gardenland, 6503 S. Padre Island Drive and the City of Corpus Christi Utilities Building located at 2726 Holly Road.

Test kits will be sent to Texas A&M University-College Station and results will be sent to the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Center in Robstown. The Extension Center will return results back to residents. For more information call (361) 826-1642.

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