In the context: I arrived at a guesthouse where one of the first question was: when will I shower?

Of course it is surprising but the consequence was this:

2 buckets of water: a red one for the hot water and a blue bucket for the cold water

Of course if you want to avoid luxurious hotels for vacation, you experience the same standard as the overcrowded districts: Water supply outage. Specially around October.

This is Antsirabe, an area shared by more than 265000 inhabitants and industries who are experiencing a series of water outages if the management of their main resource hasn’t been anticipated. The issue is more important when the season is generally dry.