The Port of Corpus Christi voted Tuesday to pursue the purchase of the abandoned plastics plant owned by M&G.

The decision comes in an effort to develop a saltwater desalination plant. According to the caller times, the port is working to secure an "uninterruptible" source of water for residents.

The plant could produce upwards of 22-million gallons of water a day for industrial use.

Officials say the city was granted a two-point 75-million dollar loan from the Texas Water Development Board to determine if a desalination plant would be feasible in the Coastal Bend.

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