(CNN)About 390,000 Texas residents were still under boil water advisories as of midday Monday, almost two weeks after a winter storm slammed large swaths of the South.
The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) website shows there are 399 active boil water notices in effect on Monday, while 1,780 notices have already been lifted.
While many people have gone without water for more than a week, those who have had their service resumed are trying to give back.
Pastor Marilyn Davis spent her Sunday picking up cases of water at the Mesquite Police Department to deliver to members of the community in need, CNN affiliate KTVT reported.
"It's been very, very hard," Davis told the affiliate. "I live in an apartment complex and when we didn't have any water it was very difficult for us to make it. So many people in one place."
Now that she has her water back, she wants to make sure other people have what they need.
"Since we got water we want to take water also," Davis said, according to KTVT.
The winter weather that hit Texas paralyzed cities, snarled up roads and wreaked havoc on infrastructure and utility systems from Oregon to Mississippi. At least 80 people died across 11 states due to weather related issues, according to a count by CNN. At least 47 of the weather-related deaths have been reported in Texas.
Water issues continue
"Even though the power is on and the water pressure is normalized, there are thousands of homes and apartments that have been affected because of busted pipes," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a press release Sunday. "They still do not have water, so there is a tremendous need."
More than 3,000 vehicle, about 10,000 people, showed up to a distribution event held by the city and received cases of water, meal kits to last four days, and other relief items, the release said.
Although the water distribution event provides meals and bottled water, daily life for many is still impacted by a lack of usable water for cleaning and bathing.
Coaquies Davis, who lives at the Sterlingshire apartments in Houston, told CNN affiliate KPRC that she's had to keep her children from playing because she can't keep them clean without water.
"I feel so frustrated," Davis said, according to the affiliate. "It hard on us and our kids. I've been keeping them inside because you can't get too dirty if you can't bathe."