n Latin American Report - What price water? Why people in some of the poorest communities would rather pay more : IDB news

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



Is there such a thing as a fair price for tap water?

The question is trickier than it seems, especially when the buyer has little money to spare.
Some people think this most basic commodity should be like clean air and sunshine - something that everyone is entitled to get for free. They argue that it is simply not fair to send water bills to poor families that are already struggling to pay for food, clothing and other essentials.

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