Cuba’s public water supply is one of our society’s most chronic problems, that has endured and spread in recent decades. It is in a critical situation nationwide, but I will only talk about what is happening in Mayari, Holguin, which is my town. This valley is abundant in water. That’s why a huge dam was built between the two mountain ranges, Nipe and Cristal, to carry this valuable fluid to Camaguey, via the well-advertised East-West Bypass. You would think that such infrastructure would first benefit those of us who live nearest to it, even more so if you bear in mind the role gravity plays in supplying water to the valley.