Water's place in shaving is fundamental. Dry shaving is universally regarded as uncomfortable, and electric shaving (which can be dry) is practical in some cases, but less preferred by the patrons of Badger & Blade. Good lather depends on "good" water, and to a smaller degree, proper prep can also depend on good water. Razor and blade care is affected by water quality. As such, it may be useful for wet shavers to understand more about water, and how local water affects his or her shave.