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Wastewater Treatment Vital to Meet Industrial Water Demand

Expansion of wastewater treatment plants is the best way to handle water shortage, as the precipitation rate has almost halved compared with last year
Wastewater Treatment Vital to Meet Industrial Water DemandWastewater Treatment Vital to Meet Industrial Water Demand
Plans are afoot to build 40 water and wastewater treatment plants in the current fiscal year (started March 21), with a focus on drought-hit regions

Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian has underlined the need to expand water treatment projects, especially in drought-hit regions, for tackling water shortage.
Referring to the unprecedented decline in the country's precipitation, Ardakanian added that treatment of wastewater is the most effective solution to manage water demand, especially for industrial consumption, IRNA reported.
The precipitation rate since the beginning of the current water year (started Sept. 23, 2017) has stood at an average of 128.6 millimeters, indicating a drop of 40% compared with last year’s corresponding period. The figure comprises one-third of the global average.
Located in one of the world’s most water-stressed regions, Iran’s average precipitation rate has been lower than the global average for at least 10 years. Some experts and environmentalists denounce a widely-held notion that chronic water shortages can be alleviated only by higher precipitation.
Ardakanian said wastewater treatment is the best approach to manage the issue.

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