This morning, we woke up to no water. I went down and got a reserve jug of drinking water from my emergency supplies.
Shortly thereafter, we were informed that our local water treatment plant had failed, and, although flow had been restored, we would have to boil our drinking water for several days.
You never know when you’ll need your disaster preparation materials. In this case, it’s not a bad situation. For us, it is mostly an inconvenience for a few days. I won’t need to use my water purification tablets or purifying drinking straw … but do have them if the situation gets worse.
Be prepared. Even in the middle of of city in one of the the wealthiest countries in the world, infrastructure can fail unexpectedly.