Stevie you are right, you can't ban swimming pools you just have to have storage, I am so far up the hills that we frequentley have either no water at all or very low pressure. There was a problem with the main pump near Magoulades but they must have fixed that now as the pressure is much better, but there is still a problem with the water being diverted to different areas at varying times of the day and night, sometimes my husband would get up at 4 in the morning to water the veggies!!
We are lucky enough to have 2 big storage tanks which will keep us in water for about 6 days if the tanks are not refilled from the mains, less if we have guests, and the water is then pumped to the house when a toilet is flushed or the tap on. If we get a power cut however we have no water to the house, so have to fill up buckets from the mains, if we have any water that is.
Our biggest concern up here is if there is a fire and no water in the mains!!
Unless we and the locals are prepared to pay a lot more for our water, then I think the problem will remain, and I think that its very important that the resorts have priority on their water because the island needs its tourism, most of us who now live here must remember coming here on holiday first and would you have come if there were no swimming pools?
Ps, have sent you a pm Belair