OPUC recognizes that residential consumers across the state are experiencing extremely challenging times and our office is strongly committed to helping our state’s millions of residential consumers get through this crisis. We are working tirelessly to assist Texans by providing important information and access to helpful resources. Residential consumers without water service should contact their water utility. Residential consumers who have water service and have received a boil water notice should continue to boil their water until they are informed it is safe to drink by their water utility.
There are half a million Texans under a boil water advisory as of the end of February. Please contact your provider directly if you are uncertain if this applies to your utility.
Below you will find locations of water distribution centers across the state where residents can obtain drinking water. The list was updated daily through February 22, 2021. Some locations may no longer be applicable. Please call 3-1-1 for additional information.
On Sunday, February 21st, the city will open four water distribution centers to assist residents with drinking water from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fretz Rec Center 6950 Belt Line Rd
Harry Stone Rec Center 2403 Millmar Dr
Kiest Rec Center 3081 S. Hampton
Nash-Davis Rec Center 3710 N Hampton Rd
To assist residents who are without consumable water, Fort Worth has opened several distribution centers across town at fire stations, schools, and churches to distribute water in the impacted area. These are the sites that will be open for residents to obtain water on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st:
Fire Station 25 3801 N. Main Street (9 am to 6 pm)
Fire Station 31 4209 Longstraw Drive (9 am to 6 pm)
Willow Creek Middle School 1100 West McLeroy Blvd (11 am to 6 pm – your own container)
Lake Country Christian School 7050 Lake Country Dr. (Saturday only)
RD Evans Community Center 3242 Lackland Road (11 am to 6 pm)
Western Hills High School 3600 Boston Ave. (11 am to 6 pm)
Birchman Baptist Church 9100 North Normandale St. (8 am to 6 pm, bring your own container)
Beth Eden Baptist Church 3108 Wilbarger St. (9 am to 6 pm)
Greenbriar Community Center 5200 Hemphill St. (9 am to 6 pm)
MLK Community Center 5565 Truman Rd. (9 am to 6 pm)
On Friday, February 19th, Houston residents can get free bottled water at a mass distribution event at Delmar Stadium (2020 Mangum Road) beginning at 10:30 am.
On Saturday, February 20th, Houston residents without water service can get free bottled water at New Light Church-LOVE City (7317 E. Houston Rd.) beginning at 9:30 am.
On Sunday, February 21st, Houston residents can get free bottled water at a mass distribution event at Butler Stadium (13755 South Main St.) at 2pm.
The water distribution site at the Bayside Community Center (4833 10th Street) was resupplied overnight and will begin handing out water at 9am on Saturday.
City of La Marque will conduct bottled water distribution at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, at both fire stations
Bottled water is available for residents of the Bolivar Peninsula at the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department located at 930 Noble Carl Dr.
Water distribution locations will be available from 12 noon to 6pm on Friday. After that, the SAWS distribution sites’ operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day to assist customers still experiencing a loss of water service. The sites will be open until the water system is back to normal operating conditions.
Residents will need to bring their own clean containers such as jugs to fill with water. Customers will be allowed five gallons of water per person.
NACO (drive-thru): 13655 O’Connor Road
Seale: 254 Seale Road
Mission: 615 E. Theo Ave
Maltsberger (drive-thru): 8910 Jones Maltsberger
University (drive-thru): 7172 Hausman Road
Seaworld: 10349 Military Dr. W.
SE Booster (drive-thru): 1208 S Loop 1604 W.
The City of Corpus Christi will have five drive through Points of Distribution (PODS) for free bottled water from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 19. There is a limit of two cases of water per vehicle.
Hilltop Senior Center 11425 Leopard Street
Corpus-Nueces County Health District 1702 Horne Road
Natatorium 3202 Cabaniss Road
Ethel Eyerly Senior Center 654 Graham Road
Bill Witt Park 6869 Yorktown Boulevard
Water distribution sites are available Saturday and Sunday located at:
Central Fire Station 210 N. 3rd St.
Fire Station #2 1710 E. Ave H.
Mayborn Convention Center 3303 N. 3rd St.
Grace Temple Ministries 801 S. 13th St.
Additional Location 1018 E Avenue A
Georgetown residents without water service who bring their own containers can acquire up to 20 gallons of water per household Friday between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Georgetown Community Center 445 E. Morrow St.
The city of Austin will open 10 drive-thru water distribution sites on Sunday, February 21st beginning at 11 am. The Austin Community College Pinnacle Campus will begin distribution at 9 am.
Nelson Field 7105 Berkman Dr.
Onion Creek Soccer Complex 5600 E. William Cannon Dr.
Roy G. Guerrero Park 400 Grove Blvd
ACC Highland Mall Parking Lot E. Highland Mall Blvd
Garrison Park 6001 Manchaca Rd.
Lakeline Station 13625 Lyndhurst Blvd
Walnut Creek Park 12138 N. Lamar Blvd
Zilker Park 2301 Barton Springs Rd.
Anderson High School 8403 Mesa Dr.
ACC Pinnacle Campus 7748 Highway 290 West
Water distribution will begin Sunday, February 21st. When you arrive at the point of distribution, remain in your vehicle and the water will be brought to you.
Maintenance Barn 601 Cool Water, Bastrop (8:30 am to 5:30 pm)
Smithville Recreation Center 106 Gazley, Smithville (8 am to 4 pm)
Cedar Creek Annex 5785 FM 535, Cedar Creek (9 am to 5 pm)
NON-POTABLE WATER DISTRIBUTION (Bring up to a 5 gallon container)
Aqua Water Supply 386 Hwy 304, Bastrop (1 to 5 pm)
ESD 1 Fire Station 214 Fohn Rd., Red Rock (hours vary)
Free bottled water is available inside the Target location at Stone Hill (18700 Limestone Commercial Dr.) beginning 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 20th.
There will be drive-thru water pick up, loaded in cars for residents in need, on Sunday, February 21st from 11am to 3pm downtown next to the Convention Center at 3rd & Washington Ave (downtown-enter off 3rd St.)
Residents who do not see their city or a distribution center nearby may be able to find a location by dialing 3-1-1 and asking for assistance.