Why is access fee for drainage facilities charged?

    Answer: Required by the sustainable development, construction and operation of urban drainage facilities and in order to meet the needs for continuous development of the city and improvement of people??s life, with the approval of the municipal government, from April 1996 onwards, the unit and individual users have been charged an ??access fee for drainage facilities?? (simply referred to as "drainage fee"). At present, the drainage fee is 0.70 yuan/m3 (90% of the total volume consumed).

    The charge for sewerage is not only a domestic and international common practice, but it also promises adequate funds for the construction, maintenance and operation of drainage facilities.