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

Water distribution will continue on Monday at these 10 sites starting at 9 a.m. (City of Austin)

The City of Austin will continue distributing free water at 10 sites across the city on Monday.

The distribution starts at 9 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. or while supplies last at the following sites:

  • Nelson Field (7105 Berkman Dr., 78752)
  • Onion Creek Soccer Complex (5600 E. William Cannon Dr., 78744)
  • Roy G. Guerrero Park (400 Grove Blvd, 78741)
  • ACC Pinnacle Campus (7748 Highway 290 West, 78736)
  • 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 is first-come, first-serve. The city is requesting that the distributions be reserved for those who have not been able to purchase or boil water.



Those driving to the distribution are asked to have their trunks open or doors unlocked so volunteers can place the water in the vehicle. Those on foot are recommended to bring a cart or carrier large enough to hold one case of water. 

CapMetro is providing shuttle service to the Onion Creek Soccer Complex, Roy G. Guerrero Park, and Walnut Creek Park distribution sites. Riders can access the shuttles at the bus stops nearest to each water distribution site:

  • 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 will be onsite at each of these locations until water runs out. CapMetro is reminding everyone that fares are free until Feb. 28.

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

The city says they have currently received just over 69,000 cases of water to distribute and as of Sunday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m., have distributed 17,1368,066 cases to critical facilities and shelters in Phase II; 14,448 cases to vulnerable populations through city partners in Phase II, and 19,068 cases to the general public in Phase III.

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The city is also reminding residents that a citywide boil water notice is still in effect and everyone should continue to boil tap water until further notice