Bottled water distribution sites open in Austin

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The City of Austin has announced that several distribution sites have been opened for residents to get bottled water if they are special needs, unable to boil water or need bottled water for work.

The sites are open as Austin Water customers continue to be under a boil water notice after silt, mud and debris from flooding flowed into the utility’s water source. 

Supplies are limited to one gallon of water per person and up to four gallons for a family of four. Pick up will be located at the driveway entrance of the sites.

A map of the five distribution sites can be seen in the City of Austin’s tweet below or by clicking here.

The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (10/24). The locations are:

  • Walnut Creek Park (12138 N Lamar Blvd)
  • City of Austin Warehouse, formerly Home Depot (7211 N IH 35 SVRD NB)
  • Roy G. Guerrero Park (400 Grove Blvd)
  • Onion Creek Soccer Complex (5600 E William Cannon Dr)
  • Dick Nichols Park (8011 Beckett Rd)

Meantime Williamson County Emergency Management has opened up a site at the Kelly Reeves Athletics Complex located at 10211 W. Parmer Lane. The site is open today (10/24) until 7 p.m. and is expected to open every day, except Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays the site will close at 5 p.m.

To receive bottled water at Kelley Reeves, customers will be asked for their zip code and the total number of people in the household, where they will receive one gallon per person.

Traffic will need to enter the stadium parking lot from the south-bound lane of Parmer and turn right into the stadium, where residents will be directed on where to pick up their water.

Residents traveling in the north-bound lane on Parmer from SH 45 will not be able to turn left into the stadium at Cassandra Drive and will need to travel past the stadium to Avery Ranch Blvd. and turn around to travel south and turn right into entrance of the stadium.

It’s not clear when the notice will be lifted. Officials are optimistic that it could be sometime this weekend but they are preparing for the possibility that it could 10 to 14 more days.

Flood operations are still underway at most LCRA dams but all floodgates at three dams (as of 10/24) have been closed.