Tag: water pricing

SBP advocate rise in water tariff to help build reservoirs, avoid water shortages | Dunya News

SBP advocate rise in water tariff to help build reservoirs, avoid water shortages | Dunya News

KARACHI (Dunya News) – The State Bank of Pakistan strongly criticized the water pricing system in the country and asked for due attention as lower tariff rates has been one of the biggest which dampened the government exchequer of not collecting the enough funds for construction of any reservoirs. The State Bank of Pakistan released […]

Plan to freeze water rates in Manx Utilities’ debt review | BBC News

Plan to freeze water rates in Manx Utilities’ debt review | BBC News

Home and business owners in the Isle of Man could see water and sewerage rates frozen for 2018-2019 following a review of Manx Utilities £538m debt. National Economic Research Associates (NERA) recommended the debt be restructured to “reduce the potential burden of charges on customers”. It said the historic debt should be reduced in exchange […]

Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal | WTOP

Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal | WTOP

(THE CONVERSATION) Since Hurricane Irma put Florida in its sights, there have been thousands of reports of price gouging on everything from water to gasoline. The most notable complaint was not, however, the one alleging a US$72 charge for a six-pack of water. Rather, it was the $3,200 reportedly asked by Delta for a ticket […]

Amazon Faces Angry Twitter Mob Over $100 Water | Euronews

Amazon Faces Angry Twitter Mob Over $100 Water | Euronews

An Amazon representative told NBC News in a statement that the company does not “engage in surge pricing and product prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location.” “We are actively monitoring our website and removing offers on bottled water that substantially exceed the recent average sales price. Prices have not widely fluctuated in […]

Amazon Water Case Prices Spike Ahead Of Hurricane Irma | Crime Time

Amazon Water Case Prices Spike Ahead Of Hurricane Irma | Crime Time

In a statement, the company denounced surge pricing. “We do not engage in [it],” the spokeswoman said in a statement. “Amazon prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location. Prices on bottled water from Amazon, and third-party sellers that are doing their own fulfillment to customers, have not widely fluctuated in the last month.” That […]

Amazon faces complaints of price gouging ahead of Irma | CBS News

Amazon faces complaints of price gouging ahead of Irma | CBS News

Amazon said it doesn’t engage in surge pricing, and denied that bottled water prices have changed recently. “We do not engage in surge pricing,” the spokeswoman said in a statement. “Amazon prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location. Prices on bottled water from Amazon, and third-party sellers that are doing their own fulfillment […]

Coke, Tatas watch out: Patanjali’s bottled water plan could create a splash | Moneycontrol.com

Coke, Tatas watch out: Patanjali’s bottled water plan could create a splash | Moneycontrol.com

Predatory pricing strategy can’t be ruled out Patanjali’s pricing strategy has been varied depending on the product category under question. While for Ghee, Patanjali enjoys a certain premium pricing with respect to other national players. In case of honey, Patanjali has resorted to predatory pricing. In case of bottled drinking water, we expect Patanjali to […]

Volume-based charges suggested in council’s freshwater strategy | Stuff.co.nz

Volume-based charges suggested in council’s freshwater strategy | Stuff.co.nz

Pricing is high on Waikato Regional Council’s wish list for managing the region’s freshwater resources. It comes as tensions rise over water-bottling companies that look to export billions of litres at no cost for the raw product. Six political parties in Parliament want a pricing regime and the National Government is open to the idea. … “If we […]

Why Water Pricing and Management in Singapore Needs to be More Ambitious | Brink Asia

Why Water Pricing and Management in Singapore Needs to be More Ambitious | Brink Asia

A recent poll in Singapore’s national daily, The Straits Times, showed that 75 percent of Singaporeans have no idea what their monthly water bill is. Yet, when the Singapore government recently announced that the country’s water price would be increased in two stages, they opened the sluice gates to a torrent of mainstream and social media comments […]

Debating the real cost of drinking water — Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada | Malay Mail Online

Debating the real cost of drinking water — Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada | Malay Mail Online

FEBRUARY 21 — Singapore’s decision to raise water prices after 17 years is to be applauded. Studies show that pricing can affect behaviour, and there is strong evidence to suggest that under-priced or free water leads to very inefficient uses of water, including increased wastage. Take the case of Doha, the capital of Qatar, where […]