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Residents in Tierra Grande dealing with foul odor

Posted: 3:23 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 20:19:59-04

People living in the Tierra Grande subdivision say they are dealing with a foul situation.

Lots of water from farmland has drained into several low-lying properties in the subdivision southwest of Corpus Christi.

All of the ditches are full. And because there’s nowhere for the water to go, the water is stagnant and starting to smell.

Gus De La Pena, who has been living in that area for the last 35 years, said the area is dangerous.

“My concern is the standing water is beginning to smell,” De La Pena said. “We got snakes, possums and spiders. I don’t know why the county can’t come out here and suck the water out or build a pump station.

“It (flooding) has always been a problem. I mean it wasn’t even a hurricane. What if a hurricane had come by? All these houses are going to be sunk.”

The stagnant water has also led to an increase in mosquitoes. De La Pena says he’s hoping the county will send trucks to spray the area.