Power is returning to Texas in the wake of a major winter storm, but some 13 million Texans are still facing difficulties accessing clean water.
Texas’ water supply has also dropped amid damage to systems from the historic cold snap with boil water advisories affecting nearly half the state.
At least 24 people have died, and officials expect that number to rise.
Several other southern states hit by snow and ice storms this week have also reported water service outages.
Across the US South, a region unaccustomed to such frigid temperatures, people whose pipes have frozen have taken to boiling snow to make water.