Clean water from the community well gives and sustains life, growth, and commerce. Its absence through waste, monopoly, drought, or scarcity leads to sickness, fear, and death. What then is the cost to the community of scarcity or a drought in leadership, healthy children, opportunity, stable families, safety, homes, literacy, timely justice, quality education, income, health care, jobs, hope, motivation, or wealth. It is the wise and caring community that keeps all of its wells full. King Davis, 2008
Davis, King, "Keep All the Wells Full: A Metaphor for Understanding Community Partnerships" (2008). Social Work Community Forum 2008. 5.