City Reminds Residents about 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’s Storm Water Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center are co-sponsoring free soil testing now through March 6, 2016. 

Citizens can pick up free soil testing kits at Gill’s Nursery located at 2810 Airline Road or 4441 S. Alameda Street, Turner’s Gardenland, 6503 S. Padre Island Drive and the City of Corpus Christi Utilities Building 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 AgriLife Extension Center in Robstown. The Extension Center will return results back to residents. For more information call Storm Water System Support Coordinator Vicky Lawson at (361) 826-1642 of at