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A pro poor water tariff based on solidarity between users

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A fixed fee is a financial obstacle to the access to water for those having very low revenue. It should be avoided and the first liters of water should be provided at a very low price if water has to be affordable to poor people.  Higher unit prices would apply to higher consumption levels in such a way that the cost of providing the first block of water at reduced price  be compensated by higher payments for those having  large water use.(progressive tariff with no fixed fee).The progressive  tariff often needs to be adapted to the needs of households larger than the average.

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