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Trash Spews from Storm Drains

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Corpus Christi city leaders are responding to the trash that washed up along our shorelines this weekend.

Ed Leonard, Assistant Director of Stormwater Operations, saw the video we showed you this weekend.

Styrofoam cups, plastic bags and garbage spouting out of storm drains along ocean drive near airline.

One proposal to cut back on the trash along the shore is screens --Leonard says that will not work.

"Once you install it, then you have to maintain it and it takes money to maintain the system," said Leonard. "Once you put these catch men, then you have to maintain it, then if you don't it costs more issues for us."

Leonard added the best way to prevent liter is education.