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Tankers and trailers full of drinkable water arrive in Houston to meet high demand

H-E-B has received 40 trailers of bottled water and is expecting more. Others are also stepping up to fill the need.

HOUSTON — As Houstonians search for drinkable water during a citywide boil water notice, several business and other organizations are stepping up to bring clean water to where it's most needed.

40 trailers (and counting) of bottled water arrives at H-E-B

H-E-B, Kroger and other popular grocery store chains are doing the best they can to keep bottled water on the shelves during a boil water notice issued in response to the breakage of a water main that provides 50 percent of Houston's water supply.

H-E-B Public Affairs Director Lisa Helfman said the store received 40 trailers of water Thursday night and more deliveries are on the way.

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"We'll continue to work to supply our stores in the city limits until the boil ban is lifted," Helfman said. 

Unlike a storm or other natural disaster, which allow stores to make preparations, retailers are scrambling to meet customers needs as shoppers.

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the boil water advisory Thursday afternoon and it will be in effect until further notice.

For the latest on the East Loop flooding, text 'water' to 713-526-1111.

Hobby and Bush airports giving out FREE water

Travelers at Bush Airport and Hobby Airports will find free bottled water at all water fountains, which have been shutdown and appropriately marked. 

Airport restaurants and concession vendors are also taking appropriate measures to keep customers safe, Houston Airport officials said.

"Houston Airports is committed to providing a world class experience for millions of passengers every year," Houston Bush Airport tweeted.

Pearland gets several tankers of fresh water

Pearland Water Production division employees and firefighters worked through the night delivering tankers with thousands of gallons of fresh water, according to city officials.

The water was brought in to help Houston hospitals.


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