TEHRAN – The governor of Tehran announced on Tuesday that if water consumption in Tehran is not reduced by about 20 percent water will be rationed in the metropolis of Tehran.
“If Tehrani citizens do not save water by about 20 percent, in summer this year we will face water rationing or water outage,” Hossein Hashemi told a meeting of the Tehran City Council.
Hashemi also pointed to the dangers of air pollution as reported by the United Nations, calling on all bodies to cooperate to reduce air pollution in Tehran.
Also, on Tuesday it was reported that water in 57 dams in the country are less than 40 percent.
Iran has 157 dams.
According to IRNA news agency, 19 dams contain between 40-50 percent water, 27 between 50-70 percent, 25 between 70-90 percent, and 24 between 90-100 percent.
The deputy head of Iran’s Water and Sewage Company recently warned that “500 cities in Iran are facing a water crisis.”
The private intelligence company Stratfor noted in a recent report that Iran’s rainfall rate is only about one-third to one-fourth of the global average.
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