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WATCH LIVE: Corpus Christi city leaders participate in virtual town hall to discuss desalination

Desalination virtual meeting will take place Thursday night
Posted at 5:47 AM, Dec 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 19:52:14-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi city leaders are taking part in a virtual town hall Thursday night to discuss seawater desalination.

It's their next step in moving forward with building a desalination plant here.

The city says its looking at two locations for a possible desalination plant. One is near the inner harbor and the other is near La Quinta Channel.

Today's meeting comes as the city council gave approval earlier this week for City Manager Peter Zanoni to negotiate deals to buy plots of land to build the plant on.

In a release, the city says today's virtual town hall will provide the public a platform to give comments and ask questions.

Mayor Paulette Guajardo, Zanoni and city council members will be present. The meeting runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can watch the meeting live below.

Environmentalists, including those from the local group For the Greater Good, say they are worried about costs and impact from desalination of the discharge of brine into the bay will have on sea life.

The city's Water Utilities Director says a desal plant will help meet any future water needs.

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