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Iran: Threat of Illegal Water Wells Real

Iran: Threat of Illegal Water Wells Real Iran: Threat of Illegal Water Wells Real

The pattern of deficits in underground water resources in Fars Province is approaching appalling levels and is closer to the one billion cubic meters, says the managing director of the provincial water company. 
"Consistent efforts are being made to identify illegal water wells, but apparently there are too many and cash penalties (for those who dig wells without permits) are simply no more effective," Hamidreza Dehqani was quoted as saying by ISNA.
The rising deficits directly stem from illegal wells. 
"Existing regulations are ineffective and have failed to act as a deterrent. The rules need to be rewritten to send the right message to those who do refuse to respect the law," he said.

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