Although there was a downpour yesterday evening, the city and county governments declared a drought. This area had the same problem in 2002. Even the high-end restaurants served dinners on throw away plates to reduce water usage. Along with that noticeable change in serving habits was that water was only served as a beverage if it was requested. Many places around here no long set a glass of water on the table. I've gotten used to it. So much so, that when I was in New Orleans in July, I took notice that water was a given while perusing the menu.
What about you? Would you notice if there water wasn't poured into an awaiting glass at restaurants? Do you drink the water provided? Or are you the person who lets it sit?