Water consumption in some Iranian cities has increased considerably, including in Tehran, in the current Iranian year (started March 20,2020), said Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian, Trend reports via Fars News Agency.
He added that water consumption in some cities has increased by 40 percent.
" COVID-19 is one of the main reasons for increase of water consumption in the country," he said.
"In cooperation to the National Headquarters to Fight Coronavirus, the Ministry of Energy is trying to provide water supply to people," he said.
"Managing consumption and demand of water is very important and is on the ministry's agenda to be implemented by the end of government ruling term in August 2021," he said.