Prohibitive cost of water

Inflated cost of supplying additional water
According to a 1999 report, poor residents in Lima, Peru, pay private vendors as much as $3 per cubic meter for buckets of often-contaminated water while the more affluent pay 30 cents per cubic meter for treated municipal tap water.

In India, some households spent a staggering 25 percent of their incomes on water in 1999.

(D) Detailed problems