IMM Starts Campaign on Careful Use of Water

22.01.2021 The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has warned Istanbulites to use water more efficiently as water levels in the city’s dams decreased to 24.4 percent at record lows, almost half of the rate in the same month last year.

The main reason for this sharp fall was the lack of rain in November, İSKİ (Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration) said.

Water levels were at 45.27 percent in the same month last year.

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu started a campaign on social media with the hashtag #birliktebasaracagiz (We will succeed together), inviting Istanbulites to use water more carefully and efficiently.

Speaking on 'Careful use of water', Mayor Imamoglu recommended residents to not leave the tap running while they brush their teeth or shave and to not flush the toilet at unnecessary frequency.

He said 50 drops of water a minute means 750 liters of water a month.