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State awards Corpus Christi water system 'superior' rating

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 18:43:30-04

Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni shared some good news during today's city council meeting.

During his comments of the meeting, Zanoni told the council the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality visited the city in July in which they spent seven days evaluating Corpus Christi's water quality.

The state evaluated water quality at the Colorado River, which pumps some water into Corpus Christi.

They also visited the pump station in Calallen, the O.N. Stevens Water Plant and they reviewed the city's compliance logs and test data.

The TCEQ released the results of its findings and have awarded the city a "superior" rating. Zanoni said the state found two minor issues, and those issues already have been addressed.

Zanoni credited the staff at the city's Water Department for its superior rating. He said seven of his employees have Class A water licenses, which requires at least 10 years experience and 200 training hours.