Free water available at 10 Austin sites Monday for residents who can’t purchase or boil water

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Monday, the City of Austin will continue to operate 10 water distribution sites — all intended for area residents who are most vulnerable and who can’t purchase or boil water.

Pick ups will include one case of free water while supplies last. Residents who are driving should have their trunks open or have doors unlocked so water can be placed inside. Guests who are on foot should bring a cart or carrier large enough for one case of water.

Distribution begins at 9 a.m. at:

  • Nelson Field, 7105 Berkman Drive
  • Onion Creek Soccer Complex, 5600 E. William Cannon Drive
  • Roy G. Guerrero Park, 400 Grove Boulevard
  • ACC Highland Mall parking lot, E. Highland Mall Boulevard
  • Garrison Park, 6001 Menchaca Road
  • Lakeline Station, 13625 Lyndhurst Boulevard
  • Walnut Creek Park, 12138 N. Lamar Boulevard
  • Zilker Park, 2301 Barton Springs Road
  • Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive
  • ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 Highway 290 West.

Across Austin and the surrounding areas, several other organizations and individuals have organized free water distribution events.

On Friday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reported more than 14 million Texans were under a boil water notice. On Sunday, five million Texans had been removed from the boil water list.

Austin Water reported it has 90 million gallons of water in storage as of Sunday night. But the storage needs to be stocked with 100 million gallons, the City says.

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