Uptrend in Tehran Water Use

Uptrend in Tehran Water Use
Uptrend in Tehran Water Use

Water consumption in Tehran reached a peak of 3.2 billion liters per day between March 6 and April 16, up 90% compared with the same period of last year, the deputy for water and hydropower affairs at Tehran Regional Water Company said.
“The alarming uptrend is even 11% more compared with last year’s summer days when consumption usually hits 2.7 billion liters per day,” IRNA also quoted Mohammad Shahriari as saying.
Tehran has received 155 millimeters of rainfall since Sept. 23, 2021, (the beginning of the current water year), indicating a 28% decline over a 53-year period.
The official said water flow into five dams around the capital has reached 136 million cubic meters over the past three weeks, while the figure stood at 216 mcm last year, warning that water scarcity looms in the province.


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