Clean water has become a hot commodity as Houston continues to cope with the devastating impacts of a winter storm that caused sustained power outages, problems with the city's water supply and damages to homes in the form of frozen water pipes that burst.
With bottled water in high demand and short supply at local stores, free bottled water is being distributed today at multiple sites throughout the area.
The City of Houston began holding a mass distribution event at Houston ISD's Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd., at 10:30 a.m.
Houston City Council member Amy Peck, who represents District A, is holding three water distribution events at 1 p.m. today: at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine Dr; Carverdale Community Center, 9920 Porto Rico Rd.; and Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd.
Peck's office said in an email that non-potable water, which can be used for flushing toilets but not for drinking, also will be distributed at the Carverdale and Trini Mendenhall locations. There is a 10-gallon limit per family.
Council member Abbie Kamin, who represents District C, is holding water distribution events at 2 p.m. today at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, located at 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., and at 3 p.m. at the West Gray Multi-Service Center at 1475 W. Gray St.
The YMCA of Greater Houston said CenterPoint Energy is delivering 3,600 bottles of water today to the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA, 1234 W. 34th St. The Garden Oaks YMCA is serving as a community warming center until 5 p.m.