The city of Corpus Christi offers free mineral water

Water is limited to two cases per vehicle.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – With the need for clean water, many of your neighbors stood in line at distribution locations across town as those in charge secured thousands of bottled water cases that Friday.

Case by case, bottled water was loaded into the back of the cars in the Corpus Christi Natatorium car park on Saratoga Blvd.

It was one of five distribution points across town where lines stretched down the street as residents desperately searched for water to get their hands on.

Other locations were the Hilltop Community Center, the Public Health District, the Ethel Eyerly Senior Center and Bill Whitt Park.

Many of the residents we spoke to said they were grateful for the City Days help boiling the water.

“We’re helping a lot of people right now,” said one man.

“It helps a lot, some of these stores like HEB were out,” said another community member standing in line.

Corpus Christi Fire Brigade Cadets and Police Cadets were among those who assisted in placing two suitcases in each vehicle.

174 pallets of water can be purchased in all city guides, which corresponds to over 13,000 boxes.

“It is absolutely necessary and we wish we could have received this water sooner, but it was practically impossible,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo.

Mayor Guajardo explains that securing water supplies has not been easy for 3News as they competed with cities across the state that are in the same difficult situation.

“We know everyone has been asking where the water is, but unfortunately there are 800 public water systems in Texas currently underwater and that affects 13.1 million people across the state,” Guajardo said.

Mayor Guajardo said the city is still waiting for the test results to return and hoping they can bring the water to a boil by Saturday.

RELATED: Corpus Christi Water System Stable, Officials Now Testing Water Quality

For more information, visit the city’s 24-hour customer service call center at (361) 826-2489 (CITY) or visit www.cctexas.com/waterboil.

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