14 November 2018

China introduces tiered pricing to save water, NDRC says

All cities in China should be charging tiered prices for household water supply by the end of 2015, to encourage people to use less water, according to guidelines jointly published by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Ministry on Friday. The authorities suggest a three-rate structure, which charges according the the average monthly household consumption. The first tier applies to those whose consumption is within 80 percent of the average, the second tier to 95 percent, and the third to those that reach the average or go beyond, the guidelines said.

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