Updated: Where to get water in Houston

water bottle pouring water into cup
Houston organizations and elected officials are setting up water distribution sites for residents throughout the weekend beginning Feb. 19. (Courtesy Pexel)

Houston organizations and elected officials are setting up water distribution sites for residents throughout the weekend beginning Feb. 19. (Courtesy Pexel)

Houston organizations and elected officials are setting up water distribution sites for residents throughout the weekend beginning Feb. 19.

As the city remains under a boil water notice and many residents are facing water shortages from low pressure or burst pipes, Community Impact Newspaper is compiling a list of distribution sites and times. Check back for updates.

Some sites are distributing water that can be used for flushing toilets or bathing in addition to or in lieu of water that is safe for drinking.

FEB. 23


District G Houston City Council Member Council Member Greg Travis and volunteers will distribute water at one location while supplies last.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FEB. 22



District C City Council Member Abbie Kamin and volunteers will distribute water at two locations at 2 p.m. while supplies last.

Foster Family YMCA



1234 W. 24th Street, Houston

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston

5601 S. Braeswood Boulevard, Houston



FEB. 20




Mayor Sylvester Turner, city employees and volunteers will distribute bottled water at New Light Church-LOVE City, 7317 E. Houston Road, starting at 9:30 a.m. while supplies last.

District G City Council Member Greg Travis will distribute bottled water at two sites:

  • St. John Vianney, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail Houston, 10 a.m-noon

  • Grace Presbyterian, 10221 Ella Lee Lane Houston, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



FEB. 19


Host: Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex-Tatum

12:30 p.m.: Fountain Life Center, 14083 Main St., Houston

Host: District A City Council Member Amy Peck

1 p.m.: Carverdale Community Center, 9920 Porto Rico Road, Houston

Drinking water distribution and nonpotable distribution. For nonpotable water, bring your own container. 10-gallon limit per family.

1 p.m.: White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine Drive, Houston

1 p.m.: Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston

Drinking water distribution and nonpotable distribution. For nonpotable water, bring your own container. 10-gallon limit per family.

Host: District G Council Member Greg Travis

1 p.m.: St. John Vianney Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston (South Entrance, parking lot right up against the neighborhood fence)

1:30 p.m.: Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston (Entrance 2, Ella Lee and Sam Houston)

2 p.m.: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, Houston (East parking lot, Riverway and Woodway)

Host: District C Council Member Abbie Kamin

2 p.m.: Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston

3 p.m.: West Gray Multiservice Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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