CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The City of Corpus Christi will give away leak detection tablets at City Hall in preparation for an increase in water pressure.
City staff announced recently that they are nearing completion of the new Holly Road water tower and another on Rand Morgan should be completed just a month later. Water Department officials are warning residents that water pressure is expected to increase citywide by 15-20 pounds per square inch.
That's why the City is giving away leak detection tablets. They can be placed in a toilet tank and if the water in the bowl turns blue, you might have a leak.
"Another good tool is your meter. What you can do is shut off your water to your water system at your home, and then check your meter to see if the numbers have changed after doing that, after you wait a period of time," said Gabe Ramirez, assistant director of the Water Department. "And if the numbers change, then there's a leak."
The new water towers will help with water quality by increasing the speed of water flow. The completion of the water tanks is set to happen in the next couple months.
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