You go to the sink and turn the tap, and expect water to come out.
For half a century, residents of Weed had that same expectation, perhaps unaware that the water was provided on a 50-year lease. The lease with Roseburg Forest Products expires this June.
The City of Weed recently warned residents that the loss of water rights would prevent the city from providing water to large portions of town.
Roseburg insists that negotiations are still going on, and the water supply will not be affected.