HOUSTON – The city of Houston issued a boil water notice Wednesday, while some homes are still without power.
Water pressure also improved across the area, though the boil water advisory is expected to stay in effect until Monday.
Dozens of nearby municipalities, including the Pearland, Katy and Sugarland areas have also issued boil water notices.
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.
Please note this list will be updated as new sites are announced and closed.
Here are the water distribution sites:
Water distribution to residents will begin Friday morning at 10 a.m. in two locations: the parking lot of Schlitterbahn located at 2109 Lockheed St. in Galveston and the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway in Galveston.
Supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The locations will be open while supplies last.
Residents are welcome to drive-up to pick up water. Residents with families of up to four people will receive one case of water. Families of five or more will receive two cases.
Leaders will be distributing bottled water to people who are not able to boil water Friday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Delmar Stadium at 2020 Mangum Road. The distribution event was supposed to begin at 11:30 a.m., but a city spokesperson said officials made the decision to move the start time up by an hour.
City crews are working throughout the night to position pallets of water bottles in preparation for Friday’s mass distribution of at Delmar Stadium. @houmayor will be joined by city employees and volunteers at the drive-thru distribution starting at 11:30 Friday (2/19) pic.twitter.com/OIvaHDMdAI
— Houston OEM (@HoustonOEM) February 19, 2021
Other locations include (open times for some sites were not listed):
Greenhouse International Church: 200 Greens Road, 77067
New Faith Baptist Church N.E.: 8955 North Wayside Dr., 77028
Garden Oaks Church of Christ: 4926 North Shepherd Dr., 77018
Kingdom Builder Cathedral: 8146 East Houston, 77028
J Robinson, SR Community Center: 1422 Ledwicke, 77029
Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church: 3015 N MacGregor Way, 77004
Bethel Institutional Baptist: 5530 Selinsky, 77048
Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church: 7817 Calhoun, 77033
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church: 8309 Brandon Street, 77051
Friday 11 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM): 10501 Meadowglen Dr, 77042
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Church at the Cross: 3835 S. Dairy Ashford, 77082
Townwood Park: 3402 Simsbrook Drive, 77045
Fountain Life Center: 14083 S Main, 77035
Viet Alley Restaurant: 11210 Bellaire Blvd #133
Friday, 2 p.m. — Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston: 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., 77096
Friday, 3 p.m. — W. Gray MultiService Center: 1475 W. Gray St., 77019
Harris County, Precinct 2
Seven Harris County Precinct 2 Parks will host free water distributions. People must bring their own containers to fill with water which will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there is a five-gallon limit per person. Note: since this water is sourced from the taps located at the parks, it is subject to the area’s boil-order notice to be safe for consumption.
The seven parks that will have water available are Clear Lake Park (5001 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586), Sylvan Beach Park (636 N. Bayshore Dr., La Porte, TX 77571), Bill Crowley Park (5100 Lauder Rd., Houston, TX 77039), Jim and Joann Fonteno Park (14350 ½ Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049), Crosby Community Center (409 Hare Rd., Crosby, TX 77532), Riley Community Center (808 1/2 Magnolia, Barrett, TX, 77532) and Leonel Castillo Community Center (2101 South St., Houston, TX 77009).
Harris County, Precinct 4
The Precinct 4 team will be on hand this afternoon to distribute non-potable water to county residents in need from noon to 5 p.m. Supplies are limited to 10 gallons per person, and recipients must bring their own appropriate container (milk jugs, ice chests, etc.)
Burroughs Park – 9738 Huffsmith Road, Tomball, TX 77375.
Levy Park – 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098.
Humble Civic Center – 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338.
Barbara Bush Library – 6817 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379.
Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center – 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055.
Bottled Water Distribution
Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Parkway
One case per vehicle, while supplies last.
We are asking any residents who were part of the 400 cars who received water at our Pasadena Public Library giveaway yesterday to please allow others a chance to pick up today.
Here are the food distribution sites:
Louisiana-based Cajun Navy has set up a distribution site at Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77076. They started on Friday, Feb. 19 and will be open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for the near future, preparing to go 10 days straight, including weekends, if needed. Look to this distribution site for water, blankets, some food, and other necessities.
Cajun Navy is currently looking to add more locations along with their Gallery Furniture set-up to extend their reach and assistance in the Houston area, so please keep checking back to this list for updates.
Cotton Holdings and its subsidiaries will be distributing free hot meals across the Houston area Friday and Saturday at the following restaurant locations:
Jimmy Changas (300 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77450): 300 meals starting at 11 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday
Rollin Phatties (1731 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098): 375 meals starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19; starting at noon on Saturday, Feb. 20
Jersey Mike’s Subs (7670 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024): 375 meals starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20
Houston Women’s Shelter
Nan and Company Properties will be at the Houston Women’s Shelter at 1:30 p.m. Friday to provide 145 food plates to staff, residents, and Houstonians seeking shelter from this week’s winter storms. The location is at 1010 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77019.
Earlier, Nan and Company Properties had stopped by Gallery Furniture to provide 300 breakfast tacos at the 6006 North Freeway location for all those impacted by the winter storms.
The Astros Foundation, Brothers Produce, the Mayor’s Office, and the City of Houston have partnered to create a second water distribution event that will take place on Sunday at Butler Stadium. The event will be open to all individuals in the Houston area who are in need of assistance. Each car at the event will receive five gallons of water. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will last until supplies run out. Butler Stadium is located at 13755 S. Main Street in Houston.
Montgomery County Food Bank will have a Food and Water distribution event in Willis at 600 Gerald St. at noon on Friday. The event is first-come, first-serve.
Nom Mi Street Food Truck
Look for Nom Mi Street Food Truck and other food trucks at 3900 Alameda giving away food to the homeless. Their Friday servings are almost done, but they will return on Saturday, Feb. 20 starting at 11 a.m. to give away more free food.
The Drive-In off Navigation
We’ve opened up the drive-in again until 6 p.m. this evening to offer more free meals, courtesy of That Vegan Joint, water while it lasts, similar goodie bags with added donations of half-gallon containers of hand sanitizer donated by Gulf Coast Distillers (two pallets worth), free popcorn, and more.
This will likely be the last day for our relief station but still open to any food or water distributions looking to partner with us on using the venue during the day, ahead of our evening movie screenings, which resume tomorrow night, Feb. 20.