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Houston residents wait in long lines for safe drinking water

A worker waits to load cases of water into vehicles at a City of Houston water distribution site Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston. The drive-thru stadium location was setup to provide bottled water to individuals who need water while the city remains under a boil water notice or because they lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A worker waited to load cases of water into vehicles at a City of Houston water distribution site Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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UPDATED 3:30 PM PT – Friday, February 19, 2021

The major winter storm has forced Houston residents to wait in long lines for clean drinking water.

City officials provided safe water for the community on Friday, as residents waited in miles long lines outside a water distribution center. The cold snap knocked supply chains offline and damaged water pipes, causing a temporary shut-off for entire cities.

Car are lined up outside at a City of Houston water distribution site Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston. The drive-thru stadium location was setup to provide bottled water to individuals who need water while the city remains on a boil water notice or because they lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Car lined up outside at a City of Houston water distribution site Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

 

Workers and volunteers in Houston packed pallets of water into trunks for hundreds of residents desperate for clean water.

“The water came on for a slight moment I believe on Thursday,” Houston resident Aisha Wright said. “But it only came on as a trickle. So we weren’t able to get any water or anything like that.”

Houston officials have opened up a total of 11 water distribution sites across the city.

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