São Paulo May Institute Water Use Fines

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, reiterated this past weekend plans of applying a fine to those using too much water, requesting an increase of up to thirty percent starting May 1st. If the increase is approved by Sao Paulo’s water regulating agency (Arsesp) the effect of the measure would already show up on consumers’ June water bills.

The Cantareira water system supplies water to more than 8.8 million inhabitants in the city of S . . .

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