| Abdulla Masood in
I always used to order Tap water, which is collected rain water.
yes the reponsible peoples should pay, but we all can help to minimize
in this part of the country we don't have to pay for water, we
use collected rain water for cooking and drinking and ground water
for other purposes
Minoru shibata in Japan writes:
My answers to your questions
1) I don't know exactly whether I am served with tap water or bottle
water. Usually, the staff serve me, bringing a large glass or metal
server filled with water and pouring some for me. In Japan, water
is for the most part tap water, because public water supply system
is nation-wide prevalent. Rarely, when I go to an expensive restaurant,
for example, a restaurant of a famous hotel, they serve a bottle
of mineral water, which we should pay for.
2) As a rule, the polluting farmers or company should pay for the
clean-up. But when the amount of money to pay is too much for the
polluter, there should be a talk between the local government and
the polluter. They should decide on what percentage of the pay should
3) In Japan we have public water supply system and water meter system,
and we should pay according to the amount of water we use. We have
accurate water metering system.
Jan van Goor in The Netherlands writes:
When I go to a restaurant I order bottled mineral water but if I
get mineral water I´m not sure off. Tape water is also clean
in Holland. Sometimes you can hardy taste the difference. Who pollute
drinking water should also pay for the cleaning of it. I don´t
think that the community should pay. Everybody should pay for the
water he use. In some households they only use it for drinking and
cooking. Other households use the drinking water also to clean there
car and to spray the garden.
M.W. Yip in Hong Kong writes:
If I'm in a restaurant, I would order bottled mineral water as I'm
not sure whether the tap water they provide has been boiled. Despite
the tap water provider always claim that the tap water is safe to
drink, I drink tap water after filtering or boiling it.
I think everyone who use water should pay for the clean up. In
everyday life, we are polluting the water more or less, brushing
our teeth, bathing, flushing our excrement, all of these acts will
pollute the water source. But of course the pollution made by the
farmers and industry is far severer than we do, it is obvious that
they should pay the major part of it.
Pay for water by accurate metering is better. It is the fairest
method. On the other hand, people know that the more water they
use, the more money they will pay for it, so it can reduce the waste
Diana Tapiero in Colombia writes:
I should not pay money for bottled mineral water in a restaurant,
because its not reason to pay in a city, where the water have to
be more clean... somebody told me that the reason, why the people
that are coming from other countries, like Latinamerican countries,
and is going to britain, (you can ask just in London) always is
going to put on weight... the myth about the water, it is said that
when the people arriving in London or in some place in Great Britain,
the water has the best treatment at world level, and that it is
in the only place where the tap water contains vitamins...(thats
wise the people put on weight) I am not sure if this is certain,
or its just a myth... it is for this reason that much of foreign
people that lives in the united Kingdom, believes that they would
not pay a bottle of water, however it is necessary to keep in mind
that the level of contamination of the water, in general terms,
the water is more treated frequency that in other cou! ntries, as
colombia that doesn't exist a technological process that guarantees
to the population the consumption of tap water, in these countries,
I mean the countries that are just depveloment; (poors countries..etc)
we even has to boil the water, although the sources of water are
much bigger in our Latin American continent that in the other ones..
but it is the contradiction of the life.... (Im sorry for my writing,
but Im learning english ...)
Sabrina Fan in ROC,Taiwan writes:
Here in Taiwan, we will have a glass of boiled tap water free for
charge in restaurant and it always be refilled.But if we want purer
water, we should pay for the bottled mineral water,it's about 50-200
NT dollars of 500ml water,equal to about 1-4 pounds,depends on the
brand. I never buy any bottled mineral water in a restaurant since
it will be more expensive than in the convenient store or supermarket,and
the price in a restaurant may be twice or three times high.So I
rather order a glass of pure fruit juice than the mineral water.
Phuoc Ngo in U.s.a writes:
yes, mineral water 's good for health
Joannaluo in China writes:
I will pay for the bottled mineral water, you see, the restaurant
need to pay for it , so when we need it ,we should pay for it.
Karin Schweizer in Switzerland writes:
NO. I wouldn't spend my money for bottled water if I know that the
tap water is also at good quality.
In restaurants, the customer should have the choise between free
tap water or bottled water which costs a lot.
Malkus Miroslav in Czech Republik writes:
1.When I go to a restaurant I usually drink beer, but I prefer bottled
mineral water. 2.I think that certainly would pay that who water
has polluted. 3.every housholds should pay for water that they consume
accurate becase not ever is considerate to our environment.
Yasue Matsunaga in Japan writes:
I want to order mineral water in a restaurant. We thought that japanese
tap water was clean and safe. But, recentry, it became a legend.
Famers and industory have polluted water for long term. They should
pay money for the clean water up. And golf players should do, too.
Too much fertilizer is used to keep green fields in japan.
We should pay to be safe!
Reis, César Lanziloti in Brazil writes:
Answering the questions,
When I go to restaurants I usally order
fruit juice, but in my country we drink filtred water at least bottled
mineral water. In my opinion who pollutes water should pay for clean
it up, but it is not so easy to prove that. I live in Brasil close
too S Paulo, we pay for the water in accurate metering and if weu
don´t pay the bill, they will disconnect you. We should be
more careful about how much water we use and how we use it. Because
our lives depend on the good quality water and it is easy to pollute
and hard to clean it up. Best wishes. César
Pengpeng Li in China writes:
As to me, i would like to order a bottled water rather than tap
water which might not be healthy to drink. Lacking of fresh water
is now a very serious problem that everyone is facing. Pay for water
by accurate metering is better.
Ryan Huang in China writes:
I wouldn't pay it. Water supply are free in restaurants of China.And
chinese are accustomed to drink boiled tap water.Actually, In china,
drink wanter alwsays mean tea.
There are sometimes too much water in some parts of china while
other parts are lack of water seriously. Chinese Government has
built up a large project that transfer the redundant water in south
T Tong in UK writes:
I will pay money for bottled mineral water in a resturant. Everytime,
I go to a restutant or cafe, i never ask for tape water because
the water from the tape is not very hygiene. Imagine, when you boil
the kettle all the time, there will be lime scale surrounding the
kettle.So, it is better of drinking boiled water instead of tape
I really don't mind for paying bottled mineral water in a reaturant
or any supermarket for sake of health.
Lin-Wen ,Chang in Taipei,Taiwan writes:
I wouldn't want to buy a bottle of mineral water in a restaurant,
becasue it use to have lots of problem sometimes with something
dirty in the bottle. i like the water which is already cooked in
our house it would look cleaner, somehow I think a bottle of mineral
water is a bit expansive in Taiwan, in care you have no way.
Sue Tsai in Singapore writes:
I'll not order a bottled mineral water in a restaurant, if the tap
water is drindable in the country. In my opinion, bottled mineral
water should be used in developing countries which tap water is
undrinkable, on the contrary, it is a extra work in which tap water
is drinkable, because the container of mineral water is made from
plastic, it can be another pollution when you drink a bottle of
mineral water off. we are not as fortunate as UK, in Singapore,
water is valuable,come to think about it, if the water is.
Phuong Thao Luong Thi in Vietnam writes:
When I go to restaurant in my country, it's unsual to order tap
water so I always order bottled water. But maybe I'll try to order
tap water. If drinking water is polluted by farmers and industry
both we,consumers and they should share for the clean up. To do
so, both will need for clean way to produce things and products
from clean production. And both will pay more attention to the problem.
In my opinion, household should pay for the water by accurate metering.
It make people save each drop of water.
Muhammad Imran in Pakistan writes:
I will prefer mineral water in a restaurant and pay for it.
2)both should pay.
3)by the average.
CHEICK OUMAR SAGARA in Mali writes:
Water is a kind of goods like rice, sweet etc. If you need goods,
you have to paid for that. I think that paying for water can help
to improve water quality.
Juan riosalido in Spain writes:
When I go to a restaurant, I order bottled mineral water,because
I drink bottled minera water in my house.I think that my city the
water is bad,I like to drink water of quality and I only can drink
to buy it. I believe that who dirty water should for it.
Ebrahim Golshan in Iran writes:
Hi to you! I'd like to add, it would be better and mor pleasant,
if the passage could use people's direct sentences, just as they
Zhanranping in China writes:
If I go to a restaurant,I order bottled mineral water.because,in
most ofour country,the tap water isn't use for drink.If farmers
or industry pulute drinking water,I think they must pay for the
clean up themself.In my opinion,the way that pay for water must
by accurate metering.it can reduce wasting. I come from sichuan
normal university,sichuan,china. I wish to be friends all of you.
Mahmood Ibrahim Hishla in Egypt writes:
I am as a resident of a rural area donot interest the problem of
water because there is no multiple ways to get water it is only
the governmental water supplier that couldnot be discused of neither
the quality of water and its pollution nor the price that only depends
on arbitrary sum assesed by the company of water so we don't have
any problem of pure water.
Gianderico Paola Siracusa in Italy writes:
Hello , I am Paola, a 15 year old student from Siracusa, I read
what you wrote about water and was quite impressed. Everybody knows
the importance of water, it is the essential element of life, a
precious gift given to man and nature. Unfortunately in everyday
life we don't mind about the big waste of water of our households
or of the danger caused to water by industry and farming. Now I
understand why tap water has been replaced by mineral water in restaurants
but also at home! I think that we should be more careful when we
use water. We should limit consumes and be trained to an accurate
Jacopo Di Gesù Siracusa in Italy writes:
Hi! I'm Jacopo from Siracusa , Italy.
I think that everyone should have to pay only the water he uses,
and not, as here for example, to pay for the others too, with an
average bill for everyone .If I had the power, I should make everybody
put an accurate water meter. About the tap water and bottled water
problem , I Would like to say that in Italy now, nobody drinks tap
water. In fact, if you went to a restaurant, you couldn't order
it, because of the polluted water(only the mountain dweller drink
it). I think that all the people should pay for its clean up, especially
the chemical factories' owners, and the farmers that use herbicidals,
or chemical products.
lin wen,chang in Taipei,Taiwan writes:
I will not pay money for it.
Every day in my home,my mom always prepares water which be boiled.Because
I think that water will be more cleaner.
Erhan AKGUN in Turkey writes:
We have a lot of water sources in our country but only big cities
we can not drink water from tap because of the pollution. You know
in order to say it a water sources it must be at least 5000 meters
from settlement area.Our big cities populations are very high like
12 million so our big cities sources are not reliable .So this is
normal to pay money for mineral water in our big cities.
Xiang li in China writes:
I always order a bottled mineral water when I go to a restaurant,
because I don't believe tap water which has been cleaned cleansed.
In my opinion, someone who polluted drinking water must pay for
the clean up.Firstly, polluted water need to be clean.Secondly,
it can decrease the pollution because nobody want to pay their own
I disagree with average payment.Every family use different tap
water monthly, the best way I think is paying monthly for using
tap water which they had used.
Danila Di Pace in Italia writes:
Hi everyone!! I think water is the most important thing because
we can drink it, we can wash ourselves with it and we can live!
Fortunately there is no problem linked with water in my town so,
I live a very comfortable life. But it always happens that many
people waste water( for example they don't close water tap when
they are washing their teeth) so, reservoirs become empty. I think
it should be better that, when we are doing something using water,
we start thinking about it, its importance and our children's life
Marko Kovacevic in Croatia writes:
1. Sometimes I order bottled mineral water but ussualy I order tap
water because here in Zadar (Croatia) most of people drink tap water.
2. I think that the government should realize this question and
try to find the answer on this solution. 3. I think they should
pay by accurate metering, and some fee should be paid fixly by each
house hold every month.