All cities in China should be charging tiered prices for household water by the end of 2015, to encourage people to use less water. The guidelines published on Friday by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Ministry, suggest a three rate structure, charging more to homes which use more…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2014

Key point

  • According the article, the first tier will kicks in once a household reaches 80% of average consumption while the second tier will be set to 95%.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In 2011, China had a total of 88,605 water reservoirs. Hubei province, home to the Three Gorges Dam, has approximately 14% of China’s total reservoir capacity. Guangdong and Hunan provinces each have 6% of China’s total reservoir capacity.

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