Volunteers Line Up at 'Water Drop-Off' Site in Austin

Numerous water distribution sites were set up in Austin, Texas, by Sunday, February 21, following a historic winter storm that left thousands without electricity or clean water.

A boil water notice remained in place for Austin and other Texas cities as of Sunday. Houston lifted its boil water notice on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Northeast Early College High School in Austin was a designated “water drop-off” location, which allows volunteers to pick up water and deliver it to people in need.

“Instead of waiting for folks to come to a central distribution site — the vulnerable, folks with disabilities, elderly who can’t leave their homes — we’re getting this water and we’re taking it out,” former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said.

Carolyn Foote said she filmed this footage of volunteers lined up outside Northeast Early College High School on Sunday. Credit: Carolyn Foote via Storyful