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Monetary pressure

Water prices

Water prices
Image Credit: F. Becker, 2014, data base: International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities

Saving water through monetary pressure is quite common and widely accepted in developed countries. However, this option does not necessarily lead to overall water savings: the high the monetary wellbeing the less is the incentive to safe water.

An extract of the global water process shows that water process are not related to national water availabilities, but to installed infrastructure for water supply and sewage systems. The higher the water price, the higher the incentive to safe water.

Against peoples’ perception it is fact that water prices are not to pay for the water, but to pay for the entire service inclusive waste water treatment.

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