An article in the magazine Můj dům, 12/2005
Piped water came to our houses after 1900. Before that people used wells, wooden troughs and water basins on their land or nearby. Water was brought into the house for use and then taken out again in containers, and much less water was consumed than now. The system had its uses and it was not that bad.
On the other hand, nowadays we can influence the quality of water coming to us through the pipes. In these circumstances one should act with moderation and due consideration.