Iran to treat sewage for irrigating green space

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – The GS of Biotech committee of Iran announced that Iranian scientists have acquired the sewage treatment technology to water farmlands.

Achieving the technology required to treat sewage water disposed by residential complexes into water needed for irrigation, Biotech committee of Iran’s Vice-presidential office for Science and Technology is looking for investors to commercialize the scientific breakthrough, said Dr. Mostafa Ghaneie the General Secretary of the committee.

Dr Ghaneie also added that putting into practice the technology can be step toward saving water resources.

With growing number of residential complexes in Iran, the achievement can come handy for green spaces, parks, and greenhouses in the near vicinity of the residential areas, according to Dr Ghaneie.

Calling it a current technology in the world, the scientist recounted the negotiations with Tehran Municipality to implement the technology in the mega-city of Tehran.

Iran’s Energy Ministry - which is in charge of regulating the water sector - announced recently that about 60 percent of the reservoirs of major dams are already empty. The ministry further said there has been a decrease of 16 percent in inflow of water into dam reservoirs from the start of autumn.

Officials blame Iran’s water crisis on the changing climate and frequent droughts. However, they have also warned that careless consumption is already deteriorating the situation.

 

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