I had a telephone conversation with a client in the Caribbean this morning. He and his children had just taken their daily shower, he said - in the swimming pool! His family is more fortunate than many -- at least they have a swimming pool and it is still full.
Just as we, in the heat of summer, occasionally experience power "brown-outs", many countries to the south of us now experience "dry-outs", when water is simply turned off for a while, because there is not enough of it to go around.
Here is an article that illustrates the condition: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=161595989
Scary, isn't it?