The Chairman of Nestlé group, Peter Brabeck is calling for a tax on water to reduce wasting it. He made a proposal at a Forum on food, water and development, calling for a limit of 25 liters per day (about 6 gallons) per person. Above that limit, people should pay for water.
My first reaction was that this was selfserving - he sells water - expensive water too. And his competition is of course tap water - for free. But what really blew my socks off is the limit he set - 25 liters per day per person. I checked out water consumption per person per country - and this is 3 times less than the daily use in China !!!! Seems a bit far fetched to me.
Check out water consumption per capita per country here.