City Announces New Assistance Program

Plumbers to People Program to Assist Eligible City Residents with Gas Plumbing Services

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council authorized the acceptance of grant funds to establish plumbing services for eligible residents. The funds were donated by the City’s natural gas supplier, Nextera Energy Services®.

The Plumbers to People program will assist Corpus Christi residents with gas line repairs or replacements in their homes. Plumbing work will focus on repairing or replacing leaking gas lines. This includes pipes within walls or ceilings and service lines leading to homes. Certified and licensed plumbers in the community have been contracted to offer these services free of charge.

The Plumbers to People program is offered to any Corpus Christi resident who demonstrates a financial need. This program is designed to assist single-family homes valued under $300,000, based on Nueces County tax appraisal.

“Thank you to Nextera Energy for their generous donation to assist local residents and families in need of financial assistance,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “I would like to thank our Gas Department for being proactive in finding resources our residents will utilize to repair leaky plumbing fixtures in their homes before they become catastrophic.”

The City of Corpus Christi is the provider of natural gas for commercial and residential customers. The City began offering natural gas to the community in 1923 and has been serving residents for nearly 100 years. It serves over 57,000 customers, with over 1,400 miles of main gas lines and 86 regulator stations.

The City of Corpus Christi Gas Department has an annual budget of $48 million. Other incentive programs offered by the City of Corpus Christi Gas Department include the Builder Incentive Program, Residential Conversion Rebate Program, Operation Heat Help, and Free Light-Ups for the elderly over 65.

To learn more about Plumbers to People or to apply, call 361-826-CITY (2489).