The Value of Water Most people take water for granted simply because they don't realize the processes involved to ensure a safe, reliable supply is consistently delivered to all our customers. It takes a lot of energy, infrastructure, expertise, and maintenance to capture, treat and deliver water to homes and businesses. Of all your needs, water is the single most important. It is a life-essential resource - you need it every day for almost everything you do - yet few people understand how truly valuable it is. Learn more about the value of water.