In the written statement made by the Ministry of Agriculture, information was given about the measures taken in the fight against drought in the country.
In the statement, it was stated that car washing, irrigation of green areas and cleaning the streets with mains water are prohibited, and it was emphasized that those who violate the decision will be fined.
In the statement, it was noted that a temporary quota will be applied in water use and the “quota system” will last until 30 September.
On the other hand, in a written statement made by the state-owned Tunisia Water Distribution Company (SONADE), it was announced that the mains water will be cut at certain hours as part of the fight against drought.
In the statement, it was noted that the water cut will continue until the end of September.
Rainfall remained low in Tunisia in winter this year
According to the data of the Tunisian National Meteorological Institute, the winter of 2022 ranked third among the warmest winters since 1950.
In Tunisia, which has been under the influence of rainy weather every year since September, the very low level of precipitation in winter this year has negatively affected the occupancy rate of dams across the country.
Hammadi al-Habib, Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Water Works Planning Department, warned in January that the water crisis in the country could be life-threatening.