Future of Kerman Water Project Uncertain

Water demand in Kerman is 3,000 liters per second while maximum water supply capacity is 1,850 liters. Drinking water comes largely from groundwater sources and the city is waiting for the completion of the dam
Future of Kerman Water Project Uncertain
Future of Kerman Water Project Uncertain

A water supply tunnel project in southern Kerman Province has been halted by judicial order, the provincial governor general said.
“The project to transfer drinking water from Safaroud Dam in Rabor County to the provincial capital Kerman with a population of 800,000 was supposed to become operational in August, but now its future is in doubt,” Ali Zeinivand was quoted as saying IRNA.
Before the plan was put on hold, it had registered 70% progress, he said and added that the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (Abfa) has so far invested $25 million in the scheme.
“Helping alleviate shortage of drinking water was the goal of the project in this region that has been grappling with low precipitation and drought for years.”


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