We have been without a reliable water supply for the weekend. Our house is too far from the village to connect to town water but we have a forage, a well with a submersible pump more than sixty metres down in the limestone water table. The water is good and clear, but the high levels of calcium make it harsh for drinking. On Friday morning leaks developed in the pipe and the pump lost power so we were forced to minimise use over the weekend. This morning the pump and vertical piping were replaced and we’re happily back to regular showers, laundry and dishwasher. When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water – Benjamin Franklin