The water situation here on the Coast has been a source of a good deal of frustration and anger, frankly, dreams
. When we first moved here, there was a local Water Board that was run by old time families who frankly knew very little about the whole process. There were enough concerns that folks voted to hand over the whole operation to the regional district (SCRD) after much mewing and pewing. We're now in that transition period where the SCRD controls the process, but where the new treatment plant isn't online.
As for how others are handling it, we have a lot of folks in denial, a lot of bottled water, and a fair number who long ago made a decision about what that old Water Board was doing and installed comprehensive filtration systems. There's so much crud in the water right now that a 1 micron filter is getting plugged in less than 6 weeks. (1 micron is NOT enough to protect against parasites. But when combined with the UV lamp, is sufficient.)
Drinking diet coke this afternoon.