I happen to live in an area where water is plentiful. Most of the year the reservoirs are at capacity and excess water is spilled out into the rivers that descend from the dams. We pay for water with our property taxes and we are not on water meters so there isn't really a way to determine who is using a lot and who is using a little. We have watering restrictions in place for the summer to ensure our reservoirs are not drawn too low but most of the time this is a precaution rather than a necessity. I hate when people complain in my city about wasting water. Running the tap to get the water cold or an extra flush of the toilet makes no difference in this area. It costs us nothing more and more often than not, that extra water would have ended up being overflow at the dam end instead of moving through the pipes. The result is still the ocean for the water. In the summer, I think we do need to be a bit frugal with our supply so everyone has enough if supplies run low. I just don't think that running water through the pipes and into the drain is all that much worse than having it flow down a river into the ocean. What do you think about wasting water? Obviously if you have a meter, your perspective would be different.