I live in a town with a population shy of 2,000 people. About 1 1/2 hours ago 6 city water mains broke putting 1/2 the town out of water and putting the rest under a "no water use request" until the City can get this fixed. As soon as we heard about it the wife went to the grocery store and stocked up on gallons, bottles and a couple 5 gallon jugs. I got the bathtub filling up and brought part of our bottled water stash in the house to use before using the new stuff. I asked the wife what it was like at the store kind of expecting it to be busy with people stocking up. But there were only 3 other people in there buying water. One person bought 2 cases of water and the other 2 had around 4 or 5 gallons. What supposedly brought this on was a water main broke a couple of days ago and the increase in pressure when they turned it back on caused the others to break. Our waterlines are in dire need of repair and their is actually work going on in town right now to do just that. I don't think it's over, this will most likely cause more issues down the road. It just reinforces the need to be prepared and the "Everything will be OK even if I do nothing" mentality of some people. Most people have no concept of just how much water they use in a 24 hour period.