Winter Storm 2021
Where to find free drinking water across Austin
UPDATE: This story has been updated with new locations for Sunday, February 21.
Thousands of Austin residents are now without water, whether due to city issues, pipes bursting, or water heaters malfunctioning, and those who do have access are under a mandatory boil water notice.
With water limits at H-E-B, Target, and other major retailers, dozens of local organizations are stepping up to ensure Austin residents have potable water. Temperatures are rising, which means icy roads are less of an issue and traveling to these places will be easier in the coming days.
According to city council member Greg Casar's office, emergency water trucks are en route to the region, but additional scheduling details have yet to be released. Until then, we've gathered a few places to stock up on potable drinking water on February 21, unless otherwise noted.
For nearly every place, you'll need to bring your own container, and there are limits on the amount of water available. If financially feasible, consider ordering a few six-packs or something else to keep these places running.
Saturday, February 20
Natural Grocers — multiple locations across the city
Natural Grocers will be giving out free water from the stores' reverse osmosis water filtration machine until Tuesday, February 23.
City of Austin — multiple locations across the city
The City of Austin will be distributing water to the general public on Sunday, February 21, beginning at 11 am. Nelson Field, Onion Creek Soccer, Guerrero Park, ACC Highland, Garrison Park, Lakeline Station, Walnut Creek Park, Zilker Park, and Anderson High School. Water distribution at ACC Pinnacle begins at 9 am.
Blue Owl Brewing — 2400 E Cesar Chavez St. #300
Open 1-6 pm Sunday and 1-5 pm Monday and Tuesday.
Batch — 3220 Manor Rd.
Noon-6 pm. (You can also order beer online because why not?)
Lazarus Brewing—1902 E. Sixth St.
9 am-10 pm. Limit 5 gallons per household.
Cedar Park City Hall — 450 Cypress Creek Rd., Bldgs. 3 and 4
Noon-5 pm on Friday and 8 am-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Limit 20 gallons per family.
Austin Beerworks — 3001 Industrial Terrace
From noon-5 pm on Friday, noon-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Adelbert's Brewing — 2314 Rutland Dr., #100
Hopsquad Brewing — 2307 Kramer Ln.
Noon until supplies run out, limit 5 gallons per household.
Meanwhile Brewing — 3901 Promontory Point Dr.
Noon until supplies run out, limit 5 gallons.
St Elmo Brewing — 440 E. St. Elmo Rd., G-2
The ABGB — 1305 W. Oltorf St.
Noon to 11 pm today with water, beer, food, coffee and internet. Bring a container around back and they will fill it with clean water.
West Austin/Hill Country
Beerburg Brewing — 13476 Fitzhugh Rd.
Noon until 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Vista Brewing — Driftwood and Bee Cave locations
1-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday
CultureMap will continue to update this story.