Technology Demonstrates Scope of Common Holiday Wastewater Issues

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Today, the Wastewater Division of the Utilities Department went high-tech to demonstrate issues they find in wastewater lines, especially during the holidays. 

As families begin preparing holiday meals, leftover fats, oils and grease (FOG) can be a problem. Pouring FOG down the kitchen sink can clog wastewater lines and cause sewage back-ups. It’s a health hazard and repairs can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. 

The recently-acquired Rover X-130 is a remote-controlled camera helping the City save time and money by pinpointing those clogs and other problems in wastewater lines.  

Our Utilities Department stresses the importance of properly disposing FOG and is offering a limited number of free containers for proper disposal. Containers are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Utilities Department, 2726 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas. 

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