In the US for the most part we take clean water for granted. I am reminded of the Pastor from South Africa who was visiting The Woodlands, Texas one Christmas several years ago. He noted two things that have stuck with me.
First, he commented that we are so wealthy that even our plants have blankets when it’s freezing outside. And secondly, he did not understand how we can flush toilets with clean drinking water. Such a waste he said, since a lot of his people don’t have clean water to drink.