This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-14 of 14 discussions (14 posts)

What would you rather do without,electricity or water?

  1. baygirl33 profile image61
    baygirl33posted 4 years ago

    What would you rather do without,electricity or water?

  2. jaydawg808 profile image91
    jaydawg808posted 4 years ago

    This is an extremely tough question. I would choose electricity. I think you need water for taking a shower or bathing or even running water for your basic cooking needs and probably using the bathroom.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Unfortunately I've had to do without both because I get my water from a well, which has an electric pump. So when our power goes out (as it did for nine and a half days after Hurricane Sandy last year) we lose our running water too!! It sucked.

  4. C.V.Rajan profile image77
    C.V.Rajanposted 4 years ago

    I will chose water. Without electricity we can survive. Electricity after all is a convenience that man invented hardly a couple of centuries ago.

    People have different needs, tastes and logic.  I will hope that there would be people who might have chosen electricity over water (and then feel the pinch of it). I will try to barter with them by sharing water and getting some electricity in exchange!

  5. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    I live in a remote part of Spain where both the electricity and the water supply are sometimes cut off for a few minutes, sometimes even a few hours. So the question is a real one here. I often imagine getting up at sunrise and going o bed at sunset. Obviously I would rather do without electricity than die of thirst from a lack of water.

  6. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    I would do without electricity water is most necessary

  7. snapbackbetty profile image67
    snapbackbettyposted 4 years ago

    I would be better off going without electricity. You can always make up for the absence of it but water is something that can not be substituted.

  8. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    I can do without electricity but not water. We use water a lot for cooking, washing, watering the plants, for bathing and for so many important things. We can use candles instead of electricity.

  9. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Growing up we were dirt poor. I have gone without both and I would have to say going without water is definitely the worst. Unless of course it is winter, then electricity may be more vital.

  10. moronkee profile image76
    moronkeeposted 4 years ago

    Recently, I have experienced no water and electricity. However, I do all I can to get water. They say water has no enemy and without it living things die.
    Thanks for asking.

  11. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image60
    Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 4 years ago

    I once had to do without both but I believe water is life and irreplaceable.

  12. profile image0
    MysticMoonlightposted 4 years ago

    Electricity, hands down! I've had to do without both at certain times in my life and doing without electricity is unpleasant but I can always light candles and use flashlights. Not having water is well...miserable. There is no way to 'make-do' without water if you want to bathe and have sanitary conditions, water is definitely a must!

  13. LoisRyan13903 profile image79
    LoisRyan13903posted 4 years ago

    We need water to live but if you are talking about running water in the house, I could do without it because there are fresh streams where I can get water and also rain water.  Though I would probably have to boil the water.

  14. baygirl33 profile image61
    baygirl33posted 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone!!
    I too would choose water. Life can't be without water. That's why it's so scary to see people waste it or abuse it.
    I believe we can someday run out.

 
working