It's a sound many of us take for granted, but for those residing in Leakey, Texas running water is music to their ears.
Right now the Frio River is flowing, but last summer KENS 5 saw the town at it's worst.
Ever since the drought the river is barely moving, and now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has listed Leakey as one of 10 Texas towns with potential to run out of water in the coming weeks - especially if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate.
In Leakey running out of water would not only be detrimental to the land, but for the entire economy that is driven by tourism.
"If we don't have the tourism here because we don't have water, we don't survive," said business owner William Bourland. "We will have to find another way of making a living rather than that."
Bourland is just one of many whose business took a major hit because of the drought.
"Our sales were impacted over 30 percent," he said. "Over 30 percent means that I don't expand; I don't add on; I don't hire more people."
Thanks to recent winter storms Mayor Jesse Pendley is hopeful the town won't run out of water anytime soon.
In case of an emergency the Leakey contingency plan is a deep well. The problem is that the water it produces still needs to be filtered and cleaned. That's a costly process.
So for now, the back-up to the back-up plan would be to bring water in from somewhere else, which would also cost a lot of money.
"You try to make it last, if it don't, well, then you have to have it hauled in and that's going to be expensive," said the mayor. "We just have to hope for rain. Keep praying. It's all you can do? It's all you can do," said the mayor.
Bourland also holds out hope.
"We'll get by. We'll get by. It just won't be the flourishing place that we would love to be in, that's all," he said.