In Detroit, the city is cutting off water to residents who are months delinquent on paying their bills. In California, water is being cut off by various levels of government because there is less and less of it to go around. As reported by CBS Sacramento, some communities like the city of Mountain House are just days away from running out of water altogether – after the state cut off the only source of water residents there had.

That has led some locals to being sort of stockpiling drinking water just to have enough to live on, something most never thought they would have to do. “My wife thinks I’m nuts. I have like 500 gallons of drinking water stored in my home,” Mountain House resident Anthony Gordon told the local CBS affiliate. As the affiliate further reported:

The upscale community of Mountain House, west of Tracy, is days away from having no water. It’s not just about lawns—there may not be a drop for the 15,000 residents to drink. “We’re out there looking for water supplies as we speak,” said Mountain House general manager Ed Pattison. “We have storage tanks, but those are basically just to ensure the correct pressurization of the distribution system. No more than 2 days are in those storage tanks.” MORE