“Azersu” OJSC has launched a drinking water and sewerage project in one more city. A new transmission main is being built to the city of Neftchala, where there has been a shortage of drinking water for many years. Residents of Neftchala and surrounding villages will be provided with quality water processed at the Kura Water Treatment Plant via the Shirvan-Mugan group water pipeline.
The drinking water supply is always topical in all settlements of Neftchala region due to limited fresh water resources. Drinking water supply systems built in Neftchala in 1950-1970 are unable to meet the growing demand due to the expiration of their service life. So far, drinking water has been supplied to Neftchala from the Kura River after partial treatment. From this point of view, when starting the implementation of the new project, first of all, it was decided to supply water to the city from a reliable source - the Shirvan-Mugan group water pipeline. To ensure the supply of water to the city of Neftchala in a self-flowing mode, the construction of a reservoir with a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters has begun near the city of Salyan, at a relatively high altitude. In paralel, a 44 km long transmission main with 560 mm diameter pipes is being built from the reservoir to Neftchala. The construction of the transmission main will be completed by the end of this year and the pipeline will be connected to the existing drinking water network.
According to the project on reconstruction of drinking water and sewerage systems in Neftchala, 118 km of drinking water and 116 km of sewerage networks will be created in Neftchala, as well as in adjacent settlements to the city center Banka and Kurkand. In order to manage and treat wastewater, it is planned to build an 8.6 km sewer collector and a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 4,000 cubic meters per day.
More than 80,000 residents will benefit from the new infrastructure, including villages that will be supplied with water along the route of the main water pipeline in the future.
It should be noted that, at present, there is a problem of drinking water in Neftchala city and some villages of the region. Recently, due to the decrease in water in Kura River, the hardness has affected water quality and made it unfit for drinking. Therefore, the needs of the district center, as well as more than 10 villages and settlements for drinking water are met by water from trucks. For this purpose, 15 water vehicles have been allocated and water is transported from Salyan to Neftchala. In villages where modular water treatment plants are installed, the tanks are filled with water and the springs are supplied with water according to the schedule.