“Azersu” OJSC is launching a new project in the villages and settlements of Nefchala region suffering from drinking water scarcity. The project covers 12 settlements (Mirgurbanli, Hasanabad,Goltug, Uzunbabali, Mirzakurbanli, Tatarmahla, Abbasli, Kurgarabujag, Birinji Garali, Ikinji Garali, Gadimkend, Yukhar; Garamanli villages). So far, the drinking water supply to these settlements was provided by modular water treatment plants. Due to the reduction of water in the Kura River as a result of global climate change and the flow of Caspian Sea water in the direction of the river, it is not possible to provide these facilities with raw water during the hot periods of the year.
According to the new project, 11 km long transmission main with 450 mm diameter polyethylene pipes will be built to supply drinking water to 5 villages of the region (Kurgarabujag, Birinji Garali, Ikinji Garali, Gadimkend, Yukhari Garamanli villages). At the same time, 6 km of water distribution lines will be laid from the new transmission main to the modular water treatment plants situated in the villages. Drinking water will be supplied to the new infrastructure via the transmission main laid to Neftchala from the Shirvan-Mughan group water pipeline which was put into operation last year.
Water supply of Mirgurbanli and Hasanabad villages, as well as Goltug neighborhood will be provided by the network of Neftchala city. For this purpose, 5.7 km of new lines will be built from the city network to these villages.
Drinking water will be supplied directly from the Shirvan- Mughan group water pipeline to Uzunbabali, Mirzakurbanli, Tatarmahla and Abbasli villages along the route of the transmission main laid to Neftchala. A total of 3.8 km of new lines will be laid to the clean water reservoir from the modular treatment plants in these villages.
The construction work is planned to be completed in 45 days in 7 settlements, and in 75 days in 5 other villages. Upon completion of the construction work, about 20,000 residents in these settlements will be provided with sustainable and quality drinking water. The drinking water needs of other villages in the region will be met by temporary water trucks. The water transported by trucks will be filled into the clean water tanks of the existing modular treatment plants in those settlements and transferred to the springs installed for public use.
It should be noted that the decrease in the water level in the Kura River as a result of global climate change in recent years has created serious difficulties in the supply of drinking water to the city of Neftchala, as well as 38 villages and settlements in the region. To eliminate the problem, “Azersu” OJSC designed the construction of two transmission mains to Neftchala region from the Shirvan-Mughan group water pipeline. One of these pipelines is intended for water supply of Neftchala city and the other for villages and settlements of the region.
According to President Ilham Aliyev’s special instructions, in June 2020, the construction of a 40 km long transmission main from the Shirvan-Mughan group water pipeline to Neftchala and a reservoir with a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters near the city of Salyan was launched. In November 2020, water was supplied to Neftchala from the new infrastructure. Currently, the city population is provided with sustainable drinking water. The problem of drinking water in the region will be fully resolved with the construction of the second transmission main, which will provide drinking water to 38 villages and settlements in the region, as well as an alternative to the city of Neftchala.