Capacity of Tehran Dams Down 30%

Capacity of Tehran Dams Down 30%
Capacity of Tehran Dams Down 30%

Tehran dams currently have about 640 million cubic meters of water, which shows a 20% decline compared to this time last year, when the figure was 800 mcm, managing director of Tehran Water and Wastewater Company said.
“Due to two consecutive years of drought, we have about 32% less precipitation this year compared to last year. This indicates a worrying situation for water resources in the province,” ILNA also quoted Mohammad Reza Bakhtiari as saying.
“Consumption is very high, as about 3.5 mcm of water are being used per day in Tehran, which has complicated the issue and the system is under pressure,” he added.
According to global standards, a four-member family's average water use is 15 cubic meters per month, whereas in Tehran it is 30 cubic meters for almost 40% of households.


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