When a main water line breaks, all of a sudden you gain a new appreciation for running water and safe drinking water. About a week ago the main water line in the alley behind my home broke. For a time the only running water at my house was in the alley behind my house. It really makes a difference when you can just turn on a tap and have water in your house. It only took a few hours to get the repair made and water flowing back into the houses. But the water had to be tested and that involved a waiting time for the results to come back. A boil water notice was on my door warning me to not use the water for drinking or cooking until the results came back. I truly appreciated those who worked so hard to get the water back flowing into my house, not down the alley. It was wonderful when I could finally drink the water again. I truly do appreciate safe running water.