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This story has been updated as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

Water is in short supply in Austin, and the community is coming together to ensure everyone has access to drinking water.


Along with local businesses providing the water they can, the city of Austin has received 1 million gallons of water in 16-ounce bottles from six states in the Southeastern U.S. The city is following a three-phase distribution plan to bring residents water. The first phase began on Friday and prioritized warming centers and shelters, COVID-19 isolation sites and first responder locations. Phase II took place Saturday and targeted vulnerable populations including seniors and those with certain medical conditions.

As of Sunday at 5 p.m., the city had passed out 17,136 cases of water to critical facilities, 14,448 cases to vulnerable populations through city partners and 19,068 cases to the general public.

Phase III, which started Sunday, will continue into Monday by providing cases of water to the general public in each city council district. Distribution at all 10 locations will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday.


And outside of city distribution, here are 12 places from grocery stores to breweries providing free water.


Meanwhile Brewing, 3901 Promontory Point Drive

Adelbert's Brewing, 2314 Rutland Drive

Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches, 3220 Manor Road

Black Star Coop, 720 Easy Wind Drive

Central District Brewing, 417 Red River St.

Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd.

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