In the Pacific Northwest, a lucrative water privatization scheme capsizes on the rocky marriage of a broke hydrologist. DOUGIE TAYLOR measures and commodifies water. He's been hired by the city for a profitable land deal involving a pristine watershed. The lush beauty of the rain forest plays against the industrial wasteland of Dougie's marriage, where debt has eaten away all but the surface signs of love and trust. SELENA MOORE-TAYLOR, his younger, beautiful wife, is consumed by her need for fine things, and Dougie must discover how far she would go to have them.