Water Disinfectant Conversion Announced

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Beginning Monday, March 6, 2017, the City of Corpus Christi will temporarily change water disinfectant in preparation to add an additional disinfectant to improve the long term quality of the City's drinking water.

The process was recommended by the City water consultant team and was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The temporary chlorine conversion is estimated to last for six to eight weeks and will allow for a new supplemental disinfectant called Chlorine Dioxide to be added to the water treatment process, which will provide an additional on-going layer of disinfectant protection.

Customers may notice a strong chlorine odor during the temporary change in disinfectant. Drinking water can be aerated (shaken) or refrigerated to reduce the taste or odor of chlorine. City staff will continue to closely monitor water quality with samples taken throughout the City as part of the overall water quality program. A comprehensive list of water quality reports are available on the city website at www.corpuschristiwater.com.

For more information, please contact Water Quality Manager Gabriel Ramirez at (361) 826-1202 or gabrielr@cctexas.com.