Joke stolen from: The Daily Dose

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WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS, ESPECIALLY IN A DROUGHT

June 9, 1991

For five years souther California has had either no rain or not enough rain, and so it ad to put restrictions on the use of water. The Los Angeles water department asked people to cut down their use of water by 15 percent.

They responded splendidly. They cut back by 30 percent.

The water department said "Hold on, that's too much!" With the use of water dropping by 30 percent, the department wasn't collecting enough in water bills to pay for its operations, and has gone $13 million in the hole. So the department says it can't afford to have people saving this much water and if they keep it up it will have to raise its rates. Crazy, yes. But there it is.