Where to find free drinking water across Austin

UPDATE: This story has been updated with new locations for Sunday February 21st.

Thousands of Austin residents are now running out of water, whether it be due to city problems, burst pipes, or water heater malfunctions, and those who have access must provide an indication of boiling water.

With water limits at HEB, Target, and other major retailers, dozens of local organizations are campaigning to ensure that Austin residents have access to drinking water. Temperatures are rising, which means icy roads are less of a problem and traveling to these locations will be easier in the days to come.

According to city council member Greg Casar, emergency watercraft are on their way to the area, but more planning details have yet to be released. Until then we have put together a few places where we can get drinking water 21st of February, unless otherwise stated.

You will need to bring your own container for almost every location and the amount of water available is limited. If it’s financially feasible, consider ordering a couple of six pack abs or something else to keep these places going.

Saturday February 20th


Natural grocer – Multiple locations across the city
Natural Grocers will be dispensing free water from the stores’ reverse osmosis water filtration machine through Tuesday, February 23rd.

City of Austin – Multiple locations across the city
The city of Austin will distribute water to the general public starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 21. Nelson Field, Onion Creek Football, Guerrero Park, ACC Highland, Garrison Park, Lakeline Station, Walnut Creek Park, Zilker Park, and Anderson High School. The water distribution at ACC Pinnacle starts at 9 a.m.

East Austin

Blue Owl Brewing – 2400 E Cesar Chavez St. # 300
Open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

stack – 3220 Manor Rd.
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (You can also order beer online, why not?)

Lazarus brows – 1902 E. Sixth St.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Limit 5 gallons per household.

North Austin

Cedar Park City Hall – 450 Cypress Creek Rd., Building. 3 and 4
Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limit 20 gallons per family.

Austin Beerworks – 3001 industrial terrace
Friday from 12pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.

Adelbert’s Brewery – 2314 Rutland Dr., No. 100
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Hop quadbrows – 2307 Kramer Ln.
Noon until supplies run out, 5 gallons maximum per household.

Meanwhile brew – 3901 Promontory Dr.
Noon, until supplies run out, limit 5 gallons.

South Austin

St. Elmo Brewing – 440 E. St. Elmo Rd., G-2
1-5 a.m.

The ABGB – 1305 W. Oltorf St.
Today noon until 11 p.m. with water, beer, food, coffee and internet. Bring back a container and they will fill it with clean water.

West Austin / Hill Country

Beerburg Brewing – 13476 Fitzhugh Rd.
Saturday and Sunday noon until 5 p.m.

Vista Brewing – Driftwood and beehive cave locations
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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