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Here's Where To Get Clean Drinking Water In North Texas

A person wearing a knitted hat walks down a ramp attached to an open trailer full of plastic bags full of bottled water and pallets of bottled water.
Tony Gutierrez
Associated Press
Marny Tackett, front, recreation superintendent with the City of Plano, Josiah Prince, left, and Rebecca Hand, right, Volunteer Resources Coordinator with the City of Plano, hand out water to waiting vehicles at Grace Church in Plano, Texas, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. In cooperation with the city, the church staff, volunteers, and city representatives have been handing water to those who have had their water shut off or pipes damaged in their homes as a result of the winter storm.

Many residents in North Texas still don't have access to clean water in the aftermath of the winter storm. This is a list of water distribution centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Arlington Water Utilities has a free, drive-through water container filling station open to residents. It is located at the Water Utilities South Service Center, 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd. and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.


The Office of Emergency management has four drive-through water distribution sites open until Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution sites are located at:

  • Fretz Rec Center, 6994 Belt Line Rd.
  • Harry Stone, 2403 Milmar
  • Kiest Rec Center, 3081 S. Hampton
  • Nash/Davis, 3710 N. Hampton

Residents may also go to any of the City of Dallas-run Park and Recreation warming stations to fill water containers, up to 15 gallons per visit. Residents are required to bring their own containers, although there are a limited number of 5-gallon buckets at each center for those without water containers. No ID required. The stations are open starting Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See the list of locations and addresses here.


The city is distributing bottled water from Monday to Friday, Feb. 26. Each vehicle will receive one case of water or three one-gallon jugs. Residents can also bring their own containers to fill with water. These centers are located at:

  • North Lakes Rec Center, 2001 W. Windsor Dr., 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • MLK Jr. Rec Center, 1300 Wilson St., Noon-7 p.m.
  • Denton Natatorium, 2400 Long Rd.,10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The recreation centers’ showers and restrooms are also open to residents.

Fort Worth

Bottled water and water to fill containers will be available at the following locations while supplies last. The locations are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Beth Eden Baptist Church, 3208 Wilbarger St., 76119.
  • RD Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road, 76116.
  • Iglesia Templo Jerusalen, 2421 NW 18th St., 76106.
  • Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale St., 76105.
  • Birchman Baptist Church, 9100 N. Normandale St., 76116. — this location is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Some breweries are offering water to residents. Please call in advance to confirm hours.

  • CowTown Brewery, 1301 E Belknap St.
  • Panther Island Brewing, 501 N Main St.
  • Hop Fusion Ale Works, 200 E Broadway Ave.
  • Wild Acre Brewing, 1734 E El Paso St.

Residents must bring their own containers.


The city is offering a free drinking water filling station. It is open daily from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Grove at Frisco Commons. Residents must bring their own containers.


The city will distribute bottled water starting at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. while supplies last at Southwestern Adventist University at the Barron Parking Lot.

Additionally, the city will distribute non-potable water (water that is untreated and not suitable for drinking) to be used only for livestock and flushing purposes at Moore Parking Lot at the corner of North Mockingbird Lane and West Hillcrest Street. People will need to bring their own clean containers.


One free public water station is available on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway. Residents are encouraged to bring their own containers to fill with clean water suitable for all uses, including drinking or bathing. A limited supply of bottled water also is available.


The city is operating a drive-through bottled water distribution site at the Plano Event Center. It is open Monday from noon-6 p.m.

Natural Grocers

Natural Grocers will be providing free filtered water through Tuesday across its locations. Customers must bring their own containers and select stores will have some containers for purchase. There is a limit of two gallons of water per person.

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