UPDATED: Water distribution sites open Feb. 19 in Humble, Kingwood

One water distribution event has been announced so far on Feb. 19 for Humble. (Courtesy Pexels)
One water distribution event has been announced so far on Feb. 19 for Humble. (Courtesy Pexels)

One water distribution event has been announced so far on Feb. 19 for Humble. (Courtesy Pexels)

Updated 11:15 a.m. and 1:14 p.m. Feb. 19

Harris County Precinct 4 opened temporary water distribution sites across the precinct Feb. 18 to assist local residents. The precinct will continue distributing water Feb. 19 at five different sites, including one at the Humble Civic Center at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble.

The nonpotable water will be available from noon-5 p.m. at the sites, and supplies are limited to 10 gallons per person, according to a post on the Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner's Office Facebook page. However, recipients must bring their own containers for the water, such as milk jugs, ice chests and other containers.

Additionally, the city of Houston announced another drive-thru water distribution site in Kingwood at Kingwood First Baptist Church. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and is located at 3500 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood.

The event is hosted by the office of Houston Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, who represents District E in Kingwood. Families are limited to one case of water bottles per vehicle, and volunteers will place water in the backseat or trunks of cars to avoid contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from Martin's office.


Originally posted 2:36 p.m. Feb. 18

Several water distribution sites opened in Kingwood and Humble on Feb. 18; however, the sites are only open for a limited time. The sites are open to assist local families in need of fresh water during the winter storm due to loss of power or water.

Kingwood drive-thru site

A drive-thru water distribution event began 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Kingwood First Baptist Church, located at 3500 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood. The event is hosted by the office of Houston Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, who represents District E in Kingwood.

According to a news release from Martin's office, families are limited to one case of water bottles or two one-gallon jugs of water per car, as there is a limited amount of water to distribute. Only those without access to clean water should attend the event, as there are only limited quantities of water, according to the news release.

As precautions against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers will place water in the backseat or trunks of cars to avoid contact.

Humble sites

Harris County Precinct 4 launched four water distribution sites across the precinct Feb. 18 to assist local residents.

Two of the events are in the Humble area—Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center at 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble, and Lindsay/Lyons Park and Sports Complex at 2310 Atascocita Road, Humble—according to an email from Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle's office.

The other two are in Collins Park in Spring and Burroughs Park in Tomball.

The nonpotable water will be available until 5 p.m. at the sites, and supplies are limited to 10 gallons per person. However, recipients must bring their own containers for the water, such as milk jugs, ice chests and other containers, according to the email.

By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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