Posted: Jan 29, 2013 1:29 PM by Caroline Flores - email@example.com
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 2:56 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The city is still in negotiations with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality or TCEQ about the high bacteria levels in our Bay near the Cole and Ropes Parks.
The Center for Coastal Studies at Texas A&M Corpus Christi was assigned to try and find out why the levels are so high. One of the things they've found as a possible factor is animal waste.
When people don't put up their animal waste it gets flushed into our bay causing increased levels in bacteria. In as study done by TAMUCC, they found that about 12,000 dogs live in the area of the city which drains to Corpus Christi Bay. So if the wast from all those animals weren't picked up that could contribute to 461 billion bacterial organisms each day being dumped into our Bay.
So to help combat this issue the city along with the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation has added 10 extra pet waste stations in the areas near Cole and Ropes parks.
A full list of the pet waste stations can been seen - here. All of the newly installed pet waste stations are marked with yellow markers.
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