The question about who gets to drink water is also a question about who belongs.
Piercing the water jugs along the border is evil. I read another Substack, The Border Chronicle, which describes the many inhumanities perpetrated by the Border Patrol in the borderlands. It's a prime example of how operating out of sight corrupts people.
Your piece also calls to mind water shortages in California, which highlight water inequalities. While lavish golf courses drink up oceans of water, the homeless struggle to get a single drink.