Houston residents Wednesday were warned to boil their water — if they had the power to do so– after water pressure plummeted throughout the Houston-area. Water pressure has improved across Houston, though a boil water advisory remains in effect and likely won’t be lifted until Monday.
Residents are advised to use bottled or boiled water for drinking, cooking and hygiene purposes like brushing your teeth or washing your face until the notice is lifted.
Amid the boil water advisory, several water distribution sites are opening in the Houston area.
City of Houston
During a briefing Thursday, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that water distribution sites will open in each of the city council’s districts around 2 p.m. today.
City council members have not released details on every site slated to open Thursday. Each site will remain open until supplies run out. Amid the ongoing boil water advisory, demand for water is high. The water available at each site varies. We will update our list as more information is released.
Not sure which district you live in? View a map of the city’s council districts here.
Supplies are very limited at the sites.
- Carverdale Community Center, 9920 Porto Rico Rd, Houston, TX 77041
- White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine Dr #5409, Houston, TX 77088
- Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Hot meals and water will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drive-thru only. For more information, call (281) 868-0774.
- 770 Greens Rd., Houston, TX 77060
Distributions will begin at 2 p.m. and will last until supplies run out.
- Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA, 1234 W. 34th St.
- Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (ERJCC), 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096: ALL WATER DISTRIBUTED AT THIS SITE
- W. Gray MultiService Center, 1475 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
- Heights Fire Station, 107 W 12th St, Houston, TX 77008
- Rios De Aceite Church, 12500 Corona Lane
Limited supplies available beginning at 3:30 p.m.
- Townwood Park, 3402 Simsbrook Drive, 77045
- Fountain Life Center, 14083 S Main, 77035
Harris County Precinct 4
Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle has directed his staff to distribute non-potable water to county residents in need until 5 p.m. today. Supplies are limited to 10 gallons per person. Recipients must bring an appropriate container (milk jugs, ice chests, etc.) to one of the following distribution sites throughout Precinct 4:
- Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Rd., Tomball, TX 77375
- Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, TX 77338
- Collins Park, 6727 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379
- Lindsay/Lyons Park, 2310 Atascocita Rd., Humble, TX 77396
Emancipation Park and Texas Southern University
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee is distributing water at Emancipation Park and Texas Southern University.
“We’ll start at 3018 Emancipation then the truck will go to Texas Southern University and then to Greenspoint in the late afternoon. Delivering groceries and water,” Jackson said on social media.
Turkey Leg Hut
The Turkey Leg Hut, in partnership with US Foods, will give away 14 Pallets of bottled water Thursday beginning at 2:00 pm. Turkey Leg Hut is located at 4830 Almeda Road, in Houston’s Third Ward.