Got water?....Mulberry water plant fails
Bold is my emphasis.
Well here is another example of how a system can fail and how it effects the people dependent on it, while this failure is only in a small area it shows how being prepared can make the difference.
"Residents dipped buckets into ponds to have water handy to flush toilets"
"A mechanical problem Monday night crashed a major water-pump motor at the city's pumping station. Jackie Mallory, the city's utility department spokeswoman, said the pump draws water from the aquifer. "
Here is the network story
Here is an article in where I touched on some of these issues: Prepology: Items that we take for granted