When I was a kid and my parents asked me to clean and then fill the cat's water bowl with fresh water, I admit I'd cheat. Every single time, unless they were watching, I would just dump more water into the bowl to fill it and let my parents think I was their perfect little angel. Happily, I have reformed. I now understand how important it is for cats to have access to fresh, clean, uncontaminated water. Cats are genetically disposed to seek out clean water, just like we are.
When someone discovers I'm a cat sitter, they often get a quizzical look on their face then ask what my clients are like. Naturally, the stereotype is the "crazy cat lady." (Come to think of it, I'm not even sure what this term means...a woman who's crazy about cats? Then I'm a crazy cat person and proud of it!) But getting back to the question - the simple answer is they are pet owners who love and care about the safety and well-being of their kitties while they are away. To