(KTAL/KMSS) – While utility companies and law enforcement agencies have restored water in some areas in ArkLaTex after a week of extreme winter weather wreaked havoc on local water systems, many people are still waiting and under boil advisories.
Here is a list of places distributing water in the region:
- Bienville Parish – Bienville Parish OHSEP is working with the Louisiana National Guard on getting drinking water there, but they are still in the planning stages and working to get the water. People looking for information can check the Bienville Parish Police Jury Facebook page, can call the Police Jury office line at 318-263-2019, or check their website.
- Bossier Parish: Bossier Parish residents will be able to pick up bottled water at various sites while supplies last. Residents in these areas can pick up water at the town of Benton, town of Plain Dealing, and the town of Haughton. Also, water will be available at the North East Fire District, the East 80 Fire District #1, and South Bossier Fire District #2 until supplies are exhausted. In Bossier City, bottled water will be distributed from 7 a.m. while supplies last. Distribution will be at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd. Residents will be limited to one case of water.
- Caddo Parish – The Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, city, and parish governmental agencies will distribute water in Shreveport and Caddo Parish on Friday, Feb. 26, at the following locations. All locations will open at noon and each vehicle is limited to one case of water.
- Youree Drive Middle School (enter from Carroll Street)
- Southern Hills Elementary School (enter from Kingston Road)
- C.E. Byrd High School (enter from Gladstone Boulevard)
- Huntington High School (enter from Rasberry Lane)
- Independence Stadium/State Fairgrounds (enter from Greenwood Avenue)
- Conehead Banquet Hall – Friday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1302 Youree Dr., Shreveport
Water distribution, hot plates while supplies last. accepting donations of various food and supplies. Details here.
- Krystalized Kulture – Friday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5104 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport
Water distribution, accepting donations of various food and supplies. Details here.
- Summer Grove Baptist Church is partnering with United Cajun Navy in joining with local churches to provide 1,000 meals along with water, hand sanitizer, blankets, non-perishable food items, etc. on Saturday, Feb. 27 via drive-through distribution at 8924 Jewella Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event details here.
- Winnfield Funeral Home: Free drive-thru water distribution on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. while supplies last at 3701 Hollywood Ave.
- Greenwood: The Mayor of Greenwood has secured resources through the Louisiana National Guard that include portable washing machines, portable showers, and several pallets of drinking water.
Distribution began Wednesday at 5 am at Open Range Fellowship Cowboy Church. 9950 Highway 80 in Greenwood, LA. Limit one (1) case of water per vehicle, while supplies last.
The National Guard will be on site for traffic control daily from the hours of 5 am to 10 pm, until water usage is restored. Residents will be able to access resources during those hours.
Those using the portable washing machines and showers will need to bring the following supplies: Shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, flip-flops, towels
*limit on laundry = 1 load per household per day
Meanwhile, the Town of Greenwood is asking all residents to stop using water immediately, warning that failure to due so could result in extending the outages.
- DeSoto Parish: As Director of Homeland Security of DeSoto Parish, Sheriff Richardson has been able to set up two National Guard sites within De Soto parish for water distribution. Daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, the Louisiana National Guard will be giving out water to citizens in need. Once again, supplies are limited and are meant for those who are most in need at this time. These sites will be located at:
- Dave Means Building
10117 Highway 171
Grand Cane, Louisiana 71032
- Stonewall Government Plaza
1746 Highway 171
Stonewall, LA. 71078
- Dave Means Building
- Webster Parish – The parish is currently not providing any water assistance. They have requested some bottled water but it has not arrived yet and they are not sure when it will. If officials do provide any bottled water assistance, they will let the public know. Anyone needing assistance can call OHSEP Dir. Brian Williams at 318-371-1128 and leave a message with the type of assistance needed.
- Natchitoches Parish – At the request of Natchitoches Parish President John Richmond, the bottled water has been delivered to parish fire districts as points of distribution for the public. Natchitoches Parish Fire Dist. 6 was distributed from a pallet of water at the Oak Grove Fire Station early Sunday. Anyone who needs bottled water is asked to contact the parish fire district chief in the area they live. Bottled water is also being sold at businesses in the City and the Parish of Natchitoches.
- Marshall, TX: The City of Marshall distributed bottled water to Marshall families impacted customers of the city’s water system on Tuesday at the Marshall Convention Center at 2501 East End Boulevard South. As of Tuesday evening, there was no word on whether distribution would continue Wednesday. Contact City Hall at (903) 935-4421 for information and follow the City of Marshall TX – City Hall Facebook page for updates.
The City of Marshall remains under a city-wide Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure per State of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Citizens should continue to boil water vigorously for two minutes before consumption or use it for cooking. Citizens who have water are asked to exercise conservation and refrain from all activities that require large amounts of water.
- Bowie County/Texarkana, TX: The Texarkana Office of Emergency Management is distributing water at its offices at 1101 W. 21st St. weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last. Those who do not have transportation and facilities who need water can also call the EOC hotline at 903-255-5560 to arrange delivery.
- Marion County., TX: No active distribution sites. Those who need water can contact the sheriff’s office at 903-665-7201.
Water distributions will be updated on this story as more information becomes available. If anyone knows of other places where water distribution is happening, email KTALNews@nexstar.tv.