Media Advisory / DNA Lab Keeps City’s Water Safe

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DNA Lab Keeps City’s Water Safe


When:  10am, Friday, July 28, 2017

Where: O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant

             13101 Leopard Street, 78410

Who:    Gabriel Ramirez, Assistant Director of Water Quality and Treatment


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – When you hear about DNA testing, you might think about the process used in criminal cases. Instead of testing blood, saliva, and hair, the City of Corpus Christi uses DNA testing as part of our water treatment process. The Utilities Department has the nation’s first municipal government DNA lab that tests water to guarantee its safety for our residents and customers. The public is invited to see the steps taken by the City to test water DNA and to understand the results.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans for Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3583 at least 48 hours in advance.

For more information contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at (361) 826-3583 or at