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Dry, Thirsty Bushehr Awaits More Desalination Plants

Dry, Thirsty Bushehr Awaits More Desalination Plants Dry, Thirsty Bushehr Awaits More Desalination Plants

To supply potable water to residents in small towns in Bushehr Province two desalination units with a capacity to process 22,500 cubic meters of saline water a day are up and running and one more will become operational in summer, head of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said.
“The new plant, built by private companies in the form of BOO (build–own–operate) contracts, is able to produce 35,000 cubic meters of drinking water on a daily basis that is enough for  68,000 people,” ISNA quoted Abdolhamid Hamzehpour as saying. 
Saline water processing capacity has increased 12,500 cm/d (from 10,000 cm/d in 2017 to 22,500 cm/d at present) in the region in the last three years. However, more such units are needed to help people in rural areas quench their thirst, he noted.

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