Water Catch Pan
Newer building dictates that there is a catch pan under the water heater if a leak will damage the interior materials and belongings.
I believe these folks misunderstood and inserted the can under the pipe over the water heater
Maybe they were getting ready to make an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) and just needed to add some hot water?
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