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20 Jun 2018 - 3:01PM
Hong Kong pays a high price for its low water fees

Around the world, rich cities tend to pay more for their drinking water, and in exchange get good-quality water and service without the water authorities having to go to the taxpayer every year with a begging bowl to cover their costs. If the price is set low, how long can that go on? In Hong Kong, we may soon find out.

Around the world, rich cities tend to pay more for their drinking water, and in exchange get good-quality water and service without the water authorities having to go to the taxpayer every year with a begging bowl to cover their costs. If the price is set low, how long can that go on? In Hong Kong, we may soon find out.

14 Aug 2013 - 3:00AM