Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9 / Trend T. Jafarov /
The norm for the use of fresh water by the population in one of the largest Iranian cities of Isfahan have been defined, deputy chairman of the office for water and sewer provision of Isfahan province Mujtaba Gubadian said, ILNA agency reported on Tuesday.
According to him, the supply of fresh water in the reservoirs has decreased by 30 per cent.
"The problem with fresh water in Isfahan has become aggravated and if it continues like this, there may be a shortage of fresh water by the end of the summer," Gubadian said.
In early July, the deputy head of the Iranian office for water and sewer provision Hamidreza Tashii, said that in several Iranian cities the fresh water is supplied according to the schedule and rationing is being applied.
According to him, in some cities of the provinces of Gilan, Kerman and Hormozgan the water is supplied according to a schedule relating to the summer season.
In the case of irrational use of water, supplies on the schedule will be started in large cities such as Isfahan, Bandar Abbas and Yazd.
Iran is located in the arid zone and over the past 40 years the country has repeatedly faced drought. The drought of 1992-2002 caused considerable damage to agriculture. Quotas for fresh water were applied in some cities including Tehran.