‘Oh no you didn’t, move away.’
The people are thirsty. For three long years, the draught has persisted and water supplies have dwindled. Potable water cannot be used for anything other than drinking and cooking. The plants are drooping, swimming pools stand empty and flower growers have closed down. Toilets are stained yellow as flushing is not permitted.
Day Zero is rapidly approaching. All taps will be turned off and water will be collected from allocated points.
Anger simmers, punches fly and precious water soaks away into the parched earth.