Corpus Christi Water Completes Year One of Consent Decree

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi Water has reached the one-year milestone of the 15-year consent decree agreement. The Consent Decree is an agreement between the City, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for proper maintenance of the City’s wastewater collection system, resulting in fewer sanitary sewer overflows, improved wastewater collection operations, and wastewater treatment.

Implementation of the Consent Decree is ahead of schedule to include gravity main cleaning, inspections of manholes, force mains, lift stations, and treatment facilities.

Corpus Christi Water has budgeted for the fiscal year 2022, $80 million in Capital Improvement Projects and another $82.4 million for operations and maintenance. All six wastewater treatment plants have a comprehensive rehabilitation project in progress or to be initiated in the near future.

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About Corpus Christi Water

For over 129 years, the City of Corpus Christi has been vital as the water supplier for the region. Our commitment to 500,000 residents across the Coastal Bend is to deliver water that is affordable, drought-proof, sustainable, and responsible.