City to Conduct Hazmat Emergency Response Drill at Water Treatment Plant

Residents May See Colored Vapor on Friday Morning

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi will conduct a hazardous material drill at the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant at 13101 Leopard Street on Friday, March 3. First responders will participate in the simulated incident, which will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The drill is part of the annual Union Pacific - Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) Railcar Emergency Response Training hosted by the Corpus Christi Fire Department.

During the drill, northwest Corpus Christi residents may notice green and yellow-colored water vapor coming from the railcars. This is a simulation for training purposes. The water vapor is safe, commonly used in training simulations, and poses no risk to participants or the area.

There will also be an increased presence of emergency vehicles. The training exercise is not expected to impact traffic, and no community involvement is necessary.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at 361-826-3583 or email