The increase in water consumption in the city due to the struggle against the coronavirus forced İzmir Metropolitan Municipality to take additional importance.
In accordance with the importance of controlled use of water resources in the fight against the virus, car wash stations will be allowed to work no more than two days a week.
As a result of the intensification of general and personal hygiene practices within the framework of the measures taken to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, water consumption increased significantly. According to İZSU General Directorate data, 1 million m XNUMX more water was consumed in İzmir compared to March of the previous year.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which thinks that water consumption should be taken under control in order to carry out the struggle, which is thought to continue in the coming months, is going to a new regulation. Secretary General Dr. With a letter sent to the district mayors with the signature of Buğra Gökçe, it was requested to stop the activities of the car wash stations working without a license. A restriction was imposed on the working time of licensed stations.
In the article, it was requested from the district municipalities to make arrangements and provide inspections that would allow the car wash stations, which meet the legal requirements, to work no more than two days a week.
Continue cleaning work
In the article, it was emphasized that cleaning and disinfection works in areas where the public is located and buildings, public transportation vehicles are carried out meticulously within the framework of the decisions taken by the Scientific Committee established by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, and these applications naturally increase the water consumption. It was stated that the importance of controlling the use of water resources in order to continue the fight against the epidemic was deemed appropriate to limit the activities of car wash stations where water consumption is high in this context.