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Hong Kong's water politics: clarity needed
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.

14 Aug 2013 - 3:00AM

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.

Hong Kong pays a high price for its low water fees