City Expresses Concern over Potential Impact on Water Source

Proposed Ammonia Facility Would Draw Water from the Nueces River

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On February 21, the City of Corpus Christi officially became aware of the proposed Nueces Green Ammonia facility north of Robstown, Texas, outside Corpus Christi city limits.  According to Vishal Shah, Founder and CEO, the project, referred to as Nueces Green Ammonia, will be built, owned, and operated by Avina Clean Hydrogen. 

According to recent reports, Avina expects to purchase seven million gallons per day (MGD) from the Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) #3.  Nueces WCID #3 permit is currently limited to approximately nine MGD from the Nueces River, the same primary source for Corpus Christi Water (CCW).  Despite being the regional water provider for a seven-county region, CCW was not consulted about this project or its possible uncoordinated impact on the region’s water supply. 

“While the City encourages economic growth, the Nueces River is a vital water source for Corpus Christi, and direct planning with all water agencies with water rights is paramount,” City Manager Peter Zanoni said.

The City of Corpus Christi will work with our regional partners to better understand the impacts on our over 500,000 customers across the Coastal Bend.  Until a new water supply can be brought online, we must carefully manage impacts on our existing sources to avoid shortages or interruptions in service. 

For media inquiries, contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or robertg8@cctexas.com.