admin by David VS Wayblaze | 2 Nov 2017
Natural Ecosystems

Water pricing is inadequate to support sustainable use and supply


While we have made significant progress on water pricing in BC, we still have a long way to go.  A significant number of BC communities still charge for water on a flat rate basis so excessive users pay the same as water savers.   Most municipalities are not spending enough to even maintain let alone upgrade their water systems.  This means that their pipes, pumps, reservoirs and other water system components are gradually deteriorate. Unless these components are systematically maintained and replaced when appropriate, then the infrastructure will not be sustainable.  It seems clear that, on the whole, British Columbians are not paying the true cost of their water. 

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