Bowie County announces free water filling stations

Bowie County
People wait in near freezing temperatures to fill water bottles and coolers with water from a public park spigot Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Houston. Houston and several surrounding cities are under a boil water notice as many residents are still without running water in their homes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Bowie County office of emergency management announced Saturday that residents can come by local fire departments and get free water.

The event is Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the following locations:

De Kalb Fire Department — 903-277-1034

Maud Fire Department — 903-280-1166

New Boston Fire Department — 903-276-0679

Precinct 4 Barn — Highway 8, New Boston

Redwater Fire Department — 903-276-9169

The water will be non-drinkable and is intended for general usage, such as flushing toilets, bathing, and the like.