UPDATE - Corpus Christi Awarded Water Right Permit for Second Seawater Desalination Plant

La Quinta Channel Plant Would Provide 40 Million Gallons of Water Per

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Commissioners meeting in Austin, the TCEQ unanimously voted to approve the City of Corpus Christi's water right permit for a seawater desalination plant that would draw water from the La Quinta Channel.

This is the first of two necessary permits for The La Quinta Seawater Desalination Plant to begin operations. Once fully operational, the La Quinta Seawater Desalination Plant will add 40 million gallons per day (MGD) of drought-proof water to the local supply. The TCEQ’s decision on this project moves the City’s plans one step closer to adding an additional drought-proof water supply for the future of Corpus Christi.

The TCEQ received the City's water rights permit application for La Quinta in 2020. The discharge application for La Quinta remains under review by TCEQ. This is the second water right permit for municipal purposes issued in the state of Texas that will allow Corpus Christi Water to use desalinated seawater.

Information on the City's seawater desalination project can be found at www.desal.cctexas.com

You can also find updates on Corpus Christi Water on social media channels such as Facebook @CCTXWater and X @CCTXWater.

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For 130 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 plan, produce and deliver water that is affordable, drought-proof, sustainable, and reliable.