The water supply in Vientiane was cut off for 24 hours, from Friday night to Saturday night. At first we didn't think it affected our house. I had not realised that the large tank that is taller than me, out back next to the clothesline, is full of water. The main purpose of this tank is to give our house water pressure. I learnt that water pressure is really low in Vientiane. This tank was such an effective water supply, we didn't even realise the water was cut off in our area.
My housemates only lasted 15 minutes of Napoleon Dynamite... we are divided!