Should it be local water all the way?
We can’t live without water, fact. Where there is water there is life, without water the world wouldn’t exist. From Antartica to Asia water brings life to every community in the entire world. Our body composition contains 65% of water, without water we simply wouldn’t exist. Over the years here there has been a lot of discussion about water, its cost and whether it should be the law that local water is available at all food outlets.
It isn’t the Law that local water has to be available in all outlets, but there are rules relating to the cost of water and we as consumers are entitled to complain to the Ministry of Economy about how much we are charged for water. If you google water laws in the UAE you can find many articles documented relating to the cost of water in the UAE. I bet every single person who reads this post will feel they have been overcharged for water at some point in time. Anyone who has visited any of the local water parks for example?
Recently I have visited a few restaurants who haven’t had local water on their menu, regardless of an inflated price tag. I won’t return to those restaurants or any others that don’t have local water on their beverage list. I was recently offered only Italian water at one outlet which yet again got me thinking why locally produced water is not available everywhere. Why aren’t we supporting our own water industry? I am 100% sure that practically every household in the UAE actually receives a delivery of local water on a weekly basis. I have been buying from Mai Dubai since they launched, prior to that Oasis Water. Surely buying local is better for everyone, it creates jobs which in turn increases revenue within the economy. Personally I don’t want to buy imported water that has sat in dry docks and warehouses for god knows how long! I believe in freedom of choice so I have to say that imported water should be available for people who choose to buy it. However, I also think that it should be made Law that all food outlets HAVE to have local water available for their customers (at a Government set pricing structure). What are your thoughts on the matter?
If you do have a complaint that you want to lodge about the price of local water you can contact the Ministry of Economy on 600 522225. You may also like to take a look at this local webpage – I drink local.