Water price hike pointless if most do not learn from it

The water fee hike will have an impact only on those who pay the water bill and not the other users in a given household. Mr Lock Chee Wee was right in pointing this out in his letter (Water price hike and the generation gap; April 2)

To drive the point home among the general public, education and constant reminders are important.

In schools too, students need to continue to be educated on the subject and reminded of how precious this commodity is and the importance of being self-sufficient in our water supply.

It would be ideal to include a subject on the importance of water supply and conservation as part of national security.

The water price increase would be meaningless if the bulk of the population is not going to learn from this exercise.

Lim Tong Wah