Friday, October 19, 2007

Headline: "Water consumption to be cut in half"

Gulf News
Majid Al Mansouri, Secretary general of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, said Abu Dhabi Government will reduce water consumption rate from 550 gallons per head per day to 250 gallons per head over the next five years.
Let's examine the price charged for tap water. It's priced below its cost, and hence the incentive to economize on its use is too weak. In some areas water usage is not metered, or if it is metered it is not billed or bills are forgiven.

People do respond to incentives, if the incentives are in place.

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Anonymous Khaled-ad said...

I know this is BS. They bark louder than they bite. Dude let us enjoy our used-to-be cheap cost of living in the UAE. Why do we need to charge people more. Isn't Inflation is an enough punishment for mistakes they did not commit? Just a reminder. My country (UAE) had a budget surplus in 2006 of around 70 billion dh that they have no clue what to do with it. By the way, about 17 years ago electricity and water used to be for free in Abu Dhabi.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Khaled- ad said...

Isn't inflation an enough*

8:03 PM  

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