Originally Posted by Marks71
...duh; on further reflection, it's probably the drought conditions that have led to them disable public spigots
And maybe to discourage vandalism, because even vandals need water. And to deter drug-cooking. In some areas adjacent to National Forests, the locals like to discourage people coming into the area. Some of them may just not want it. Others may have more nefarious intentions for wanting to keep traffic to a minimum. As I understand it, that's why the federal government started the workamper program (or ramped it up). The mis-uses were getting out of control in some unmanned areas. Small-batch portable drug-cooking was a logistical game-changer.