UPDATED 10 a.m. February 21
The water giveaways today include:
- New Light Church, starting at 9:30 a.m., 7317 E. Houston Rd
- Butler Stadium, Astros Foundation, starting at 2 p.m. as long as supplies last, 13755 S. Main Street
- Harris County Precinct 6 Constable's Office, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or as long as supplies last, 5900 Canal Street
- NRG Stadium, Houston Food Bank, 9 a.m. to noon, 8510 Kirby
- State Rep. Carol Alvarado's Office, starting at 1 p.m., 7305 Navigation Blvd
With Houston's boil water oil expected to remain through at least Monday, both local officials and various nonprofits are setting up water distribution centers around the city. The demand has already been so high that Friday morning's event at Delmar Stadium started an hour early because of the pressing demand. It's unlikely to let up for a while yet, but the city, local nonprofits, and even the Cajun Navy are on hand to help out. It's all first-come, first-served, but if you are in need of water as we wait for the city system to come back online, and for countless busted pipes to be repaired, here are some locations you can go to pick it up for free:
- Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd
- Greenhouse International Church, 200 W Greens Rd
- New Faith Baptist Church N.E., 8955 N Wayside Dr
- Garden Oaks Church of Christ, 4926 N Shepherd Dr
- Kingdom Builder Cathedral, 8146 East Houston Rd
- J Robinson, SR Community Center, 1422 Ledwicke St
- Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 N MacGregor Way
- Bethel Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 5530 Selinsky Rd
- Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, 7817 Calhoun Rd
- St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 8309 Brandon St
- West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM), 10501 Meadowglen Dr, 11 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday
- Church at the Cross, 3835 S Dairy Ashford Rd, 8:30 a.m. Saturday
- Townwood Park, 3402 Simsbrook Dr
- Fountain Life Center, 14083 S Main St
- Viet Alley Restaurant, 11210 Bellaire Blvd, #133
Since this water is coming from the taps in the parks, it must be boiled before it can be consumed.
Precinct 2, available first-come, first served basis. People may bring personal containers to fill but there is a five-gallon limit per person:
- Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook
- Sylvan Beach Park, 636 N Bayshore Dr, La Porte
- Bill Crowley Park, 5100 Lauder Rd
- Jim and Joann Fonteno Park, 14350 ½ Wallisville Rd
- Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd, Crosby
- Riley Community Center, 808 1/2 Magnolia, Crosby
Since this water is sourced from taps in the parks, it is not for drinking.
City residents are required to bring personal containers. Times include noon until 5 p.m. and there is a 10-gallon limit per person:
- Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Rd, Tomball
- Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St
- Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble
- Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Dr, Spring
- Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd
Astros Youth Academy:
Alex and Reagan Bregman are partnering with the Astros Foundation and Brothers Produce to host a water distribution event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 2801 S Victory Dr.
The Cajun Navy has swooped to our rescue yet again. This time they've come with water, food, blankets, and other supplies which they have started distributing from Gallery Furniture, at 6006 North Fwy, as of Friday. They'll continue handing out these items for the next 10 days at least, and are expected to add locations in the coming days.
Friday is the final day of the YMCA offering warming centers, and CenterPoint has also delivered 100 cases (3,600 bottles) of water for those in need.
- Houston Texans YMCA, 5202 Griggs Rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA, 1234 W 34th St, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.