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Tehran Groundwater Resources in Bad Shape

Tehran Groundwater Resources in Bad Shape Tehran Groundwater Resources in Bad Shape

Recent rainfall has by no means eased Tehran’s water crisis that has been a source of serious concern for years, managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company said.
“Water wells in Tehran are not in good condition and the situation cannot improve with good rains in one or two years,” Mohammadreza Bakhtiari was quoted as saying by ISNA
“Higher precipitation has certainly affected surface water sources and dams that supply half of Tehran’s drinking water. But the other 50% of potable water comes from groundwater sources that are still in bad condition” due to increasing consumption and waste, he added.
Referring to the rise in water consumption in Tehran, Bakhtiari said up until the recent past water consumption in the capital was below 3 million cubic meters per day, but since the beginning of the fiscal year in March, daily consumption has always been over and above 3 mcm.

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