Water Disinfectant Conversion to Begin

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 water continues to be safe to drink and there is no need to boil the water during the conversion. 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.

The process is 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.

The City has also set up a pre-recorded phone line in English and Spanish for citizens who may not have access to computers or smart phones. It will have the latest information on the water disinfectant conversion. The number is (361) 826-8000.

For more information, please contact the City Call Center at (361) 826-CITY or (361) 826-2489.