For 100 years, the City of Weed, California, has piped pristine water from a spring on Mount Shasta directly to its homes. The spring is on land owned by a timber company, however, which claims the water right –- which says it will no longer provide water to the town. Meanwhile, the company sells water to Crystal Geyser for export to Japan.
Water Town follows the current and three former mayors on their quest to win the spring water back from the corporations they believe are stealing it from them. Offbeat humor sets the tone for a David and Goliath battle, exposing the absurdities of wealth inequality and challenging the viewer to consider whether water is a commodity or a right.