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City of Corpus Christi narrows down locations for possible desalination plant

Other alternate sources suggested through a study by the water resource team are water reuse, groundwater, and aquifer storage and recovery.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — During Corpus Christi's City Council meeting Tuesday, the team working on getting permits for a desalination plant told City leaders they are getting closer to announcing exact locations for it.

According to Water Resource Manager Steve Ramos, they have narrowed down the list of sites to one in the Inner Harbor and one in the La Quinta Channel area.

"We're working that timeline to bring back to the council. The optimal time when to pull the trigger to build a desal plant or additional water resource," Ramos said. 

Other alternate sources suggested through a study by the water resource team are water reuse, groundwater, and aquifer storage and recovery.

The desalination plant would have a minimum capacity of 10 million gallons of drinkable water per day to a maximum of 36 million gallons per day.

If the City Council decides to build the plant funding would come from water sales, Texas water board funds, and industry who are current water customers.