While almost all Baytown residents have full water service restored, one complex is still struggling to get all of the damaged pipes fixed.
Community Youth Services coordinated an effort Friday morning to provide bottled water and other necessary items to residents at the Palms at Baytown, 1000 Northwood Drive.
Community Youth Services is a county agency that provides services to students in Goose Creek CISD elementary schools.
Area supervisor Vita Richardson said they were alerted to the lack of water in the complex by students who live there.
She said Lowes and Walmart donated water. Donations from Target and Harris County Precinct 2 allowed them to also distribute toiletry articles, detergent and face masks to residents.
Precinct 2 also lined up assistance from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and trucks from the City of Baytown Public Works Department to haul the water.
City spokeswoman Alice Jauregui said the city has delivered water to residents of the affected complexes several times during the ordeal and also placed portable toilets and hand-washing stations.
She said she stayed in contact with managers at the complexes for status updates and to provide assistance when needed.
“We understand the importance of having this vital resource and have done what we could to assist during this difficult time,” she said.
She said Commissioner Adrian Garcia and Senator Carol Alvarado were instrumental in obtaining water.