The first phase of a desalination plant in Nimruz County, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, was launched on Monday to help supply drinking water to the urban and rural areas of the region from the third deep water well drilled in the province, managing director of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said.

“The desalination plant has started operating with a capacity of 1,000 cubic meters per day,” Alireza Qasemi was also quoted as saying by IRNA.