Some local officials are setting up water distribution sites for residents after the historic winter storm forced many towns to issue water boil notices and water conservation requests.
According to the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, residential consumers can call 3-1-1 to help locate a water distribution center in their local area.
Here's an ongoing list of water distribution sites in our area provided by local officials:
- Belton Potable water is currently available at three places in Belton. Please bring your own container. Must be a Belton water customer (confirmed with a driver’s license or city utility bill). o Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Rd. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) o Fire Station No. 2, 420 Sparta Rd. (24 hours, self service) o Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander St. (24 hours, self service)
- Burleson County - Burleson County will be distributing cases of drinking water Monday to Burleson Counties families who are without water. They will be distributing water at two locations. Burleson County Cowboy Church located at 300 County Road 169 in Caldwell from 6:15 to 8pm and At the Snook Volunteer Fire Station @ 10201 Fm 2155 Snook Texas from 6:pm to 7:30pm.
- Copperas Cove - ***Bottled Water: We received pallets of bottled water today from FEMA. The cases of water were dispersed to 5 locations and available to residents earlier today who have been affected by the loss of water service. The remaining cases were taken back to the Civic Center, 1206 W Avenue B, where those residents may stop by this week during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm, to request a case. ****Water Buffaloes: Fort Hood has fulfilled a request for support by providing 2 Water Buffaloes to assist these same customers. The Water Buffaloes will be filled with potable water and staged at 2 locations in the Mountain Top Pressure Plane daily from about 9am to 5pm to assist residents with obtaining water until services are restored. Residents should bring their own clean containers to fill:Water Buffalo Site 1: Highland Park – 1203 Craig StreetWater Buffalo Site 2: Area of Freedom Lane and Buckboard Trail Intersection
- Harker Heights Harker Heights Parks & Recreation - Fort Hood "Water Buffalo" will be open and available for fill until 6p tonight (Mon, Feb 22) and between 8a and 6p tomorrow (Tues, Feb 23) Patrons must bring their own containers. Water is potable and does not need to be boiled.
- Killeen - 2/27 CITYWIDE WATER DISTRIBUTION 22 Pallets of water (over 1500 cases of water) The Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Austin Area Urban League with a National Urban League Initiative. Austin Area Urban League has raised more than $1.3 Million and IBCC will collaborate with The Refuge Corporation to make a larger community impact with Food & Water. WHEN: FEB 27TH | 9:00am - Until Complete WHERE: Christian House of Prayer | 3300 East Stan Schlueter Loop SPONSORED BY: Austin Area Urban League, IBCC, The Refuge Corporation, Liberty Christian Center, and 4BN 3 SFAB Unit from Fort Hood
- Lampasas - *** Update: 21 February 2021 *** The City of Lampasas has received water from FEMA. Each Lampasas household that is in need of water should visit the Fire Department and get a case of drinking water. Please come around back and someone will be there to assist you.
- Limestone County - : 2/22 All Limestone Citizens are advised by the County Judge that everyone in the county, safely proceed to the MEXIA City Hall to get free bottled Water. Three 18 Wheelers just arrived in MEXIA full of water to be given free to the public. The address is 101 N. McKinney Street in MEXIA.
- Marlin - The tanker with non-potable water has been staged behind city hall. This water is NOT drinkable water. You must bring your own jugs to fill. This tanker was provided to the citizens of Marlin by HEB. In addition, HEB has advised us that they will be bringing in a truck of drinkable water for Marlin citizens on Thursday.
- Nolanville - J. W. Sims Community Center.
- Temple - More information here. The City of Temple and Temple ISD will be distributing water and food in certain neighborhoods Monday afternoon.Residents can pick up one case of water and bag of food for their family at one of the following locations while supplies last beginning at about 12:30 p.m.:
- Grace Temple Ministries, 801 S. 13th St.
- Meredith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy, 1717 E. Avenue J
- Central County Services, 322 S. 22nd St.
- Canyon Creek Townhomes, 1476 Canyon Creek Dr.
- Village at Meadowbend, 2787 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Food and water distribution is intended for families and individuals who reside in these neighborhoods and are unable to travel to other pickup locations. Resources will be distributed by TISD school buses.Churches Touching Lives for Christ, 702 W. Ave. G, will be distributing food from 12:30-3:40 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.Temple Fire & Rescue is still distributing bottled water at the following locations from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily while supplies last:
- Central Fire Station, 210 N. 3rd St.
- Fire Station #2, 1710 E. Ave. H
- Waco -Lowe’s will distribute about 1,000 free cases of water Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. while supplies last at a drive-through event at its Waco store (201 North New Road, Waco, Texas 76710). Lowe’s also will distribute 1,000 free cases of water at its stores in NW Austin (13201 N Ranch Road 620, Bldg G), SE Austin (5510 S IH 35), Hutto (201 Ed Schmidt Blvd) and Bastrop (719 Highway 71 W). Lowe’s will pass out one case to each car.
This article will be continuously updated.