Water

  • Portugal imposes eco-tax on industrial water consumption (in Portuguese)
    On 6 March 2008 the Portugal government adopted a law on environmental taxing of water consumption. The taxing scheme will not affect domestic consumption but will be imposed on major consumers in the agricultural and industrial sector. The new measures are hoped to result in a 50 million euros saving per year; by modifying water pricing rules, the government expects to change consumption habits as well.