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Desal finally a real possibility for C.C.

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 15:20:25-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — After decades of talk, it sounds like desalination really is the wave of the future for the city's water supply.

Two years.

That's how long the city says it will take to get a desal plant online once it has all the necessary permits.

Yesterday city officials recommended moving forward with that permitting process, as well as applying for a loan to pay for construction.

Mayor Joe McComb called finding a permanent water supply his No. 1 goal for this term -- a goal the city is finally close to accomplishing.

According to the city, a desalination plant could be paid for through a loan from SWIFT: the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas.

But are permits the only hurdle to overcome?

I'll have more coming up this evening on KRIS 6 News.