I told a coworker that I like to be prepared with heat, food and water stored. "Water?!" she said. "This is Norway. If the water goes out, the kommune will deliver it to your house!"
I thought she was joking, but today I was visiting a friend and their neighborhood had lost water. I couldn't believe it, but on every corner in the neighborhood was a trailer of fresh water. A steady stream of folks walked down to fill flasks for drinking and pots for cooking and buckets to flush the toilets. That's a nice service!
I still think it's important to stockpile some things for a zombie apocolypse. When the zombies come, the last thing the kommune is going to be thinking about is delivering water!