City of Austin to distribute free water at 10 sites across city


The city of Austin will be distributing free water to these ten locations across the city starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday (City of Austin)

The city of Austin will be distributing free water to 10 locations across the city on Sunday.

Distribution begins at 11 a.m. and remains open while stocks last at the following locations:

  • Austin Community College: Pinnacle Campus (7748 Highway 290 West, 78736)
  • Nelson Field (7105 Berkman Dr., 78752)
  • Onion Creek Football Complex (5600 E. William Cannon Dr., 78744)
  • Roy G. Guerrero Park (400 Grove Boulevard, 78741)
  • ACC Highland Mall Parking Lot (E. Highland Mall Blvd, 78752)
  • Garrison Park (6001 Menchaca Rd., 78745)
  • Lakeline Station (13625 Lyndhurst Blvd, 78717)
  • Walnut Creek Park (12138 N. Lamar Blvd, 78753)
  • Zilker Park (2301 Barton Springs Rd., 78746)
  • Anderson High School (8403 Mesa Dr., 78759)

The city says supplies will be limited to one case of water per car and first come, first served. The city asked that the distributions be reserved for those who could not buy water or cook.


Central Texas is facing water shortages due to the severe winter weather

District and city officials have worked around the clock to fetch water from across the country and bring it to Austin.


Those driving to the distribution are asked to open their suitcases or open the doors so that the volunteers can put the water in the vehicle. Pedestrians are advised to bring a cart or luggage rack large enough to hold a crate of water.

CapMetro offers a shuttle service to the Onion Creek Soccer Complex, Roy G. Guerrero Park, and Walnut Creek Park. Drivers can access the shuttles at the bus stops closest to each water distribution point:

  • A temporary bus stop on William Cannon for access to the Onion Creek Soccer Complex (served by Route 333)
  • ACC Riverside Transit Center for access to Roy G. Guerrero Park (served by routes 217, 271, 310, 311, 350)
  • N Lamar / Walnut Creek bus stop for access to Walnut Creek Park (served by Route 1)

Shuttles are on site at each of these locations until the water runs out. CapMetro reminds everyone that tariffs are free until February 28th.

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The city also urges Austinites to recycle all single-use plastic bottles and jugs instead of throwing them in the trash.

The city says it has currently received just over 17,000 cases of water for distribution and distributed 8,066 cases to critical facilities and shelters in Phase II on Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. 2,812 cases for vulnerable population groups by city partners in phase II and 1,036 cases for the general public in phase III.

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The city is also reminding residents that a citywide boiling water notice is still in place and everyone should keep boiling tap water until further notice.

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