Tehran Water Consumption Increasing, as Rainfall Declines

Potable water consumption in Tehran has surpassed 500 million cubic meters since the beginning of the current fiscal year (March 2021-22) while precipitation has declined by at least 40% in the period compared to 2019, the head of Tehran Water and Wastewater Company said.
"The figure indicates that water consumption in the sprawling capital over the period has been at least 3.5 mcm/d that is unprecedented in the history of the metropolis," ISNA also quoted Mohammad Reza Bakhtiari as saying.
“Water consumption in summer had never reached 3 mcm/d in Tehran before 2019. However, soaring temperatures, the Covid-19 outbreak and the need to adopt health safety measures have made a bad situation worse.”


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