City Offers Citizens Free Soil Testing

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Excess fertilizer and nutrients can pollute storm water runoff. As part of the effort to reduce the flow of fertilizers and other nutrients into local bodies of water, the City of Corpus Christi Utilities Storm Water Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are co-sponsoring free soil testing during the months of January and February 2017.

Citizens can pick up free soil testing kits at Gill Landscape Nursery, 2810 Airline Road; Turner’s Gardenland, 6503 S. Padre Island Drive; and Bay Area Landscape Nursery, 5902 S. Staples Street.

Test kits will be sent to Texas A&M University-College Station and results will be sent to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Robstown.

Soil samples must be submitted by February 17, 2017. Kits can be dropped off at:

  • Corpus Christi Water Utilities Building

2726 Holly Rd. Corpus Christi

  • Texas AgriLife Extension Service

710 E. Main Ave. Suite 1, Robstown

Results will be delivered to residents by the Nueces County Extension Service within 4 to 6 weeks of sample submittal.

For more information, contact  Environmental Quality Project Manager Kori Ellien at (361) 826-1879 or at