What are the penalties in case of failure in paying water bill?

    Answer: According to the "Law of the People's Republic of China on Water" and "Implementation Measures of Shanghai Water Permit System", those who take water without abiding by the water permit regulations approved shall be prohibited from proceeding their illegal activities and asked to take remedial measures within the deadline with a penalty imposed ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 yuan. In serious cases, water drawing license shall be cancelled; those who refuse to pay or delay payment or are in arrears of water charges shall be ordered to pay overdue payment before the deadline. People who fail to act as ordered shall be charged a 2daily surcharge for the delinquent part from the date of delinquency with a penalty of less than 5 times of the payable or repayable water bill; those who haven't installed meters within the set time shall be ordered to complete the installation. In serious cases, they might be cancelled of their water permit upon approval.