Recently Winnipeg, my home city, went through a boil water advisory. While I was away traveling at the time, from reading the news, it seems this caused quite a stir. Apparently people’s emotions were also boiling. Most of us don’t realize how lucky we are to have low cost, clean water at the turn of a faucet. In most places I have visited in Africa and South America, drinking water must be purchased. This adds more financial strain to those already struggling to pay for shelter and food. Others must spend a large portion of their day walking long distances to fetch water and then carry it home. Let’s appreciate the fact that we can turn on a tap to obtain water, even though it must be boiled. Imagine the homeless in a city with a boil water advisory. Where are homeless to obtain water and where can they boil their water?