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Renewed Action Against Tehran Illegal Water Wells

Renewed Action Against Tehran Illegal Water Wells Renewed Action Against Tehran Illegal Water Wells

As the water shortages worsen, 272 illegal water wells were sealed in the past three months in Tehran Province, the deputy for operations at the Tehran Regional Water Company said.
“Due to the rapid decline in groundwater levels, it is essential to stop violations in using water resources in the capital,” ILNA quoted Ahmad Ali Qorbanian as saying.
Hundreds of illegal wells used by farmers for agriculture have been identified and closed. Restrictions on the use of surface and groundwater resources have also been imposed by the government to help preserve the precious but rapidly dwindling resource.
“Sealing 272 wells in Tehran will prevent extraction of over 2.8 million cubic meters of water,” the official added.

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