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Utility Going After Water Theft

Utility Going After Water Theft Utility Going After Water Theft

An estimated 1.5 billion cubic meters of water is consumed in Tehran Province annually, of which 25% or 30 million cubic meters/year is used by households that illegally tap into the water mains without paying, deputy head of Supervision Department in Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company said.
“Since last March, close to 22,000 illegal connections have been found in the province, most of which were in the poor suburban areas,” Mohammadreza Karami Nezhad was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Of the total, about 10,000 were disconnected for non-payment and after paying a fine, they were linked to the municipal water supply system legally, he added.

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