Water Tariffs Divorced From Reality

The government pays 25,000 rials (25 cents) for delivering a cubic meter of water to consumers whereas the latter pay 10,000 rilas (10 cents)
Water Tariffs Divorced From Reality Water Tariffs Divorced From Reality

A key contributing factor to high water consumption and waste in Iran is that the precious commodity is sold inexpensively to households, industries and farmers, says the director of Natural Science Department of the National Commission for UNESCO in Iran.
"Consumers barely pay 40% of real cost. Moreover, little attention has been paid to water resources and economics which address the financial dimensions of water resource management," Ali Chavashian was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency. 
Iran's annual water consumption is over 100 billion cubic meters and the country has 88 bcu of renewable sources.


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