Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

Perhaps China was modernized so rapidly that there wasn’t time to make infrastructure improvements. Perhaps there wasn’t time or reason to think about water as anything beyond what you can SEE in the water. Perhaps there was no reason to think about the convenience of “running water” as anything other than a commodity found in all modern countries. I don’t know, but what matters is that it is still a problem for people who can’t afford another option.