Yes, quite a lot in fact but not in the way that you thinking, it forced is to take our pub completely "off the water grid". After the City of Cape Town's shenanigans during the water crises, first digging up yards and installing meters without permission, water to our establishment was restricted, we queried it and got the run-around. I remembered that there was a borehole on the premises and dug it up, bought a water tank which is being fed by the borehole which in turn feeds the property all the water it requires. And we never used a litre of municipal water again.
We still get charged a fixed monthly water charge even though we don't use any municipal water, this fee is apparently based on the size of your water connection regardless how much water you use.