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Korean groups urge end to water use taxReligious representatives are praying during a joint prayer service
- April 11, 2011
The Religious Solidarity for Deterrence of Four Major Rivers Project including the Catholic Solidarity for Deterrence of Four Major Rivers Project held the service outside Seoulâ€™s city hall recently.
Around 800 people including clergy from Buddhism, Catholicism, Chondogyo, Protestantism and Won-Buddhism participated in the service.
Seoul imposed the tax in 1998 to improve water quality in the Han River. People pay 170 won (US$0.15) for a ton of tap water, on top of existing water charges.
Why pay the charge when the pollution has become more serious, they noted.