Yesterday our water went out. The moment it did my mouth went cottony and i was parched. Apparently a water main broke and it took most the afternoon to repair. So in lieu of not knowing when it would be fixed we caught water in two plastic bins outside the front step. I used some as dish water, and flushing the toilet. And the rest (being so heavy) has stayed in the buckets, on the front steps. It became a 4 ft x 4 ft. water park today. we all enjoyed the refreshment.