As the day wore on I drank some of the water, used the last of the water in the cistern to flush the loo, rinsed my hands with some water from one of the jugs and it was was only after several hours that I suddenly realised how much we take mains water for granted
By this time the loo needed flushing again but I couldn't do it, I'd had a debate with myself about whether or not to use some more water from the jug to wash my hands or keep my now depleted water supply for drinking.
This was resolved by remembering I had some gel hand sanitiser in my handbag so I used that instead.
Just as I was beginning to panic a bit - oh yes - another knock came on the door and the water was back on.
How much worse is life for people who have no mains water?