What would you rather do without,electricity or water?

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  1. baygirl33 profile image57
    baygirl33posted 6 years ago

    What would you rather do without,electricity or water?

  2. jaydawg808 profile image87
    jaydawg808posted 6 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 image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 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 image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 6 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 image95
    Sue Adamsposted 6 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 image28
    DDEposted 6 years ago

    I would do without electricity water is most necessary

  7. snapbackbetty profile image62
    snapbackbettyposted 6 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 image88
    liesl5858posted 6 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.

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    JThomp42posted 6 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 image71
    moronkeeposted 6 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 image61
    Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 6 years ago

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

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    MysticMoonlightposted 6 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 image71
    LoisRyan13903posted 6 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 image57
    baygirl33posted 6 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.


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