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Marine Trash Skimmer Cleaning Up the Corpus Christi Bayfront

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

City officials are hoping a huge plastic black box will be the answer to the problem of debris in the water along the Corpus Christi Bayfront.

The City has spent $13,000 having that box installed next to the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. It's called the Marine Trash Skimmer, and is best described as a plastic trash dumpster with a motor that produces suction to draw in trash.

Crews with the City's Storm Water Department clean out the box every couple of days.

Marina Superintendent Peter Davidson calls the device a godsend.

The device was installed in January. If it proves to be successful, more could go in a number of storm drains around town.