Hazmat Emergency Response Drill at City Facility

When:     Friday, February 12, 2021 at 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

               Union Pacific Railroad

               Corpus Christi Police Department

               Local Emergency Planning Committee

               City of Corpus Christi Office of Emergency Management

               Water Utilities Department

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant located at 13101 Leopard Street will be conducting a hazmat drill on Friday, February 12th. 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 residents will notice 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 not expected to impact traffic and signs will be placed along Leopard Street to alert motorists training is in progress. For safety reasons, residents are asked to avoid the area until the drill is complete.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at 826-3583 or email at GabrielaM@cctexas.com