Fresh water is crucial for basically all of the creatures, so as human beings. However, as it is such a fundamental component to our society, we are charging too little on water and this vulnerable resource is wasted in some parts of the world while we are suffering from fresh water shortage.
To make people realize the urgency of water shortage and persuade people to save water. A reform in water pricing system might be applied. It doesn’t mean that our water price would sky-rocket, it only means while we guarantee the basic needs of water for ordinary people, we charge more one the luxury uses of water.
Here are some addition things to consider while making the policy:
the total assets of the family (could base on community housing price, annual income, tax paying situations)
the number of people living in the family
Contributions to the society (the ratio and amount of tax payed by family members, their job attributes:e.g. social service jobs)
Based on the living conditions of the person and the family, variable of water price could be applied to the entire society to make sure everyone is guaranteed to use enough water while not wasting.