Hazmat Emergency Response Drill at City Facility

Media Advisory

When: Thursday, February 7, 9:00 a.m.

Where:  O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant

              13101 Leopard Street, 78410

What:  Simulated Chemical Release Emergency Exercise

Who: Corpus Christi Fire Department

          Corpus Christi Police Department

          Local Emergency Planning Committee

          Union Pacific Railroad

          Utilities Department


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant located at 13101 Leopard Street will be conducting a hazmat drill on Thursday, February 7th. First responders will take part in the event which will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Media personnel should arrive in advance of the drill by 8:30 a.m. After that time, plant access will be restricted to only emergency personnel participating in drill.

During the drill, northwest Corpus Christi will notice a green/yellow colored smoke coming from the plant (between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.) and a large presence of emergency vehicles. The training is expected to impact traffic and signs will be placed along Leopard Street to alert motorists for detours. For safety reasons, residents are asked to avoid the area until the drill is complete.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-2940 at least 48 hours in advance.

For more information, contact Public Information Manager DeAnna McQueen at 361-826-2940 or by email at deannam@cctexas.com.

Hazmat Emergency Drill