"Water is precious; don't waste it."
"Buy water-efficient electrical appliances."
"Place an empty plastic bottle in your toilet cistern to save water."
"Use a watering can instead of the hosepipe to water your garden."
"Construct a catchment tank to collect rainwater."
"Mend your dripping taps."
"Take a shower, not a bath."
"Use your vegetable cleaning water to water your potted plants."
Irrigation of fields in Fournes isn't an easy task in the summer, as the water supply is limited to certain areas. To water your fields, you need to find out the days which the supply is serving your area, always denoted by a simple hand-written sign from the neroula (waterman) in the area. This one, for example, says: "We irrigate Sunday, Monday, Tuesday".
All very well, but this photo was in mid-September - it had not rained a drop at the time (not even for four months before that), so where is this water coming from? A broken pipe, a leak, bad storage methods, wasted water.
So much for saving water...