- 24-hrs water in the city
- The summer ordeal
- Save water
In the city we have 24-hrs water. We enjoy shower baths without thinking about the water we are wasting Mom keeps saying, “What will you do there is no water”. I never figured why Mom made such a big deal about a little water running down the drain. After all, the lake in our city was always full.
Then summer came and the lake’s water levels started dropping. The Municipality announced water cuts. We now got water only for two hours in the morning. Mom had to fill drums that would last us the whole day. She strictly said, “No shower baths”. Even the maid had to take water out of a bucket to wash the vessels. Soon we got used to it and we began to realize that it was possible to use less water. If we had used water judiciously the whole year, we wouldn’t have faced the shortage we did in summer. We don’t waste water anymore.