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Central Texas experienced historic winter weather the week of Feb. 14, with a stretch of days below freezing. Sleet followed snow followed freezing rain, leading to a breakdown of the electric grid and widespread power outages. Water reservoirs were depleted and frozen pipes burst, leaving some without service for days.

Where To Find Water In Austin: Businesses Are Giving It Out For Free – Just Bring A Container

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Julia Reihs
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KUT
People who lost water this week were invited to fill up containers at the Brewtorium on Friday.

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The entire city of Austin either had low water pressure or no running water at all as of Friday, a map released by Austin Water showed.

Austin and Travis County set up 10 water distribution sites on Sunday. They open at 11 a.m. Find them here.

  • Shelters used to house people during freezing temperatures earlier this week are now passing out a couple of bottles of water per person to tide people over until larger distributions are underway. Find a list of shelter locations here. If you need more than that, consider one of the breweries or locations further down this list.

Many breweries, local businesses and organizations in Austin are providing water for free. All you need is a container to fill. Here's a list sorted by location in Austin. Note: Click the links for updates, as availability and hours may change.

North/Northwest Austin

4th Tap Brewing Co-op, 10615 Metric Blvd. – 4th Tap is offering 5 gallons of water per household from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. The brewery says you should boil the water before drinking.

Adelbert's Brewery, 2314 Rutland Dr. #100 – The brewery says it has a limited ability to provide water to those who need it. Bring your own container between noon and 6 p.m.

Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace – The brewery will fill up your container of water from 12-5 p.m. Friday, and 12-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Celis Brewing, 10001 Metric Blvd. – Offering free water to people starting at noon Saturday.

Circle Brewing Company, 2340 W. Braker Lane Ste B – Drinking water available from 12 to 6:30 p.m.

Hopsquad Brewing Co., 2307 Kramer Ln. – Potable water fills limited to 5 gallons per household starting at noon Saturday.

Natural Grocers, 10515 N. Mopac Expy – Natural Grocers' locations will fill 2 gallons of water per customer through Feb. 23. Open hours 8:30 a.m. to 8:05 p.m.

South/Southeast Austin

(512) Brewing Company, 407 Radam Lane – Filling up containers of drinking water from noon to 5 p.m.

Hi Sign Brewing, 1201 Bastrop Hwy – Filling up containers of potable water from noon to 5 p.m.

Last Stand Brewing, 7601 S. Congress Ave. – Bring your containers to fill up with tap water. (Will need to be boiled before consuming.)

Pinthouse Brewing, 2201 E. Ben White Blvd. – Limited supply of water. Bring your own container from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

St Elmo Brewing Company, 440 E. St. Elmo Rd. – Potable water fills from 1 to 5 p.m. Limit of 5 gallons per household.

Central Austin/Downtown

Black Star Co-op, 7020 Easy Wind Dr. – Open at noon for water fills.

Central District Brewing, 417 Red River St. – Drinking water available starting at noon. Brewery says park in tour bus spots to run in and get water.

Natural Grocers, 4615 N. Lamar Blvd. #304 – Natural Grocers' locations will fill 2 gallons of water per customer. Open hours 8:30 a.m. to 8:05 p.m.

East Austin

Batch — Craft Beer and Kolaches, 3220 Manor Rd. – Pick up potable water from 12 to 6 p.m.

Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St. #300 – Free potable water from 1 to 6 p.m.

Lazarus Brewing Company, 1902 E. 6th St. – Potable water filling from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Kitty Cohen's, 2211 Webberville Rd. – Potable water filling starting Saturday at 1 p.m.

West Travis County

Infamous Brewing, 4602 Weletka Dr., Suite 100 – Potable water filling from 12 to 6 p.m.

Outside of Austin?

Hays High School, 4800 Jack C Hays Trail, Buda – Potable water filling Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. People should bring their own containers and will be allowed up to 5 gallons per person.

Chapa Middle School, 3311 Dacy Lane, Kyle – Potable water filling Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. People should bring their own containers and will be allowed up to 5 gallons per person. (While supplies last.)

Amberwood Neighborhood Pool, 1640 Amberwood Loop, Kyle – Potable water filling Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. People should bring their own containers and will be allowed up to 5 gallons per person. (While supplies last.)

For places to find water in Williamson County, click here. There's also a Natural Grocers location in Cedar Park at 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd. G - 17.

We're updating this list as we find more locations. If you know of one not listed here, email andy@KUT.org.

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