Your nearby dams and great lakes may well be overflowing. Even so, it is still not a good time to carelessly allow taps to run. Because who knows what may happen into the future. You only need to see the consequences of what reckless and irresponsible use of precious water resources has done in other parts of the world. And it is no use blaming extreme weather patterns because it remains in the hands of human capital to make a positive difference.
But still, there is some way to go. Much work still needs to be done to educate the public on how to use water resources responsibly and sustainably. Locally, the biggest culprits remain those of your industries. Apart from the fact that they are contributing heavily to high carbon rates, they are poisoning the nearby water resources at their disposal. Many businesses have still made no attempt to stem the tide of noxious effluents entering the water cycles.
These cycles feed back into your natural rivers and lakes. They also feed back into your dams, which means of course that any water issuing from your local taps could very well be tainted. Now, which would you rather have? Dry taps or heavily polluted water? Ideally, neither. It may still be slow but fortunately the tide is turning in the right direction. There are states and counties (they may only be in the minority, but still, as they say; every drop counts) that have legislated for commerce and industry to make use of industrial wastewater treatment facilities and its sustainable procedures.
And these facilities can be installed at the source of the water contamination. While industrialists can manage these systems themselves, outsourced expertise remains on tap and available to them.