We all know we facing a water shortage, near crisis worldwide and even in the U.S. Unfortunately, until there is no water coming out of the faucet, we all have a hard time comprehending the notion that water is finite and exhaustible. Since we had the issue with the burst pipe and had to empty out the cistern it drew from, the cistern has not replenished itself. Just the mere act of turning on a faucet and nothing comes gives you an image of what it would be like to have no water, though you know there is water at another faucet, what if there wasn't!!
I know on the East Coast, this is a hard concept to fathom after all the rain you have had, but it is a reality, aquifers are depleting across the country. Groundwater levels are at an all time low in the west and reservoirs are still low nationwide. Check out John Stewart on our Water Shortage and potential conservation and alternative options.