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Corpus Christi's drinking water improves after water crisis

A Texas city along the Gulf of Mexico has released a report showing its clean drinking water nearly a year and a half after a water crisis. (Photo: stockphotosforfree / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 / Jay Phagan / CC BY 2.0)

A Texas city along the Gulf of Mexico has released a report showing its clean drinking water nearly a year and a half after a water crisis.

The Caller Times reports that Corpus Christi's utilities department presented its 2017 drinking water quality report on Monday. The findings come after a chemical leak at an asphalt plant in December 2016 triggered a four-day-long water ban in the city.

Crystal Ybanez is Corpus Christi's water quality manager. She says the improved water quality is due to changes in the way the city treats it water and the type of disinfectants used. Corpus Christi added a chlorine dioxide treatment component to its water distribution system in March 2017.

Ybanez believes the city is seeing the best water quality in about 10 years.

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