Policy Position on Water Pricing for Sustainable Household Consumption
Consumer Action has released a policy position paper on water pricing. While recognising the difficulties of rising water prices, the paper argues that over-reliance on water pricing as a demand management tool will have unintended impacts for many consumers, and will particularly impact unfairly upon lower income households. The paper identifies a range of policy tools, beyond water pricing, to reduce demand and ease affordability.
Read Consumer Action’s full position here: Water Pricing for Sustainable Household Consumption.