Construction of drinking and waste water infrastructures in the Alat Free Economic Zone which is of great importance for the country's economy are in progress. Currently, “Azersu” OJSC is implementing the construction of the transmission main and collectors to remove rainwater from the economic zone.
According to the project, the drinking water supply of the Alat Free Economic Zone will be provided by the Kura-Baku transmission main. For this purpose, a connection was made from the transmission main and a main water pipeline with 530 mm diameter pipes was laid in the area. At the same time, a 1.5 km long transmission main passing through the special economic zone was moved out of the zone. To remove rain and groundwater in the area, the construction of a 900-meter-long open-type canal is underway. The water collected in the open canal will be discharged to 3 km long closed collectors consisting of 1400 and 1800 mm diameter concrete pipes. Two micro-tunnels with a total length of 190 meters are being built at the intersections of collectors by road and rail.
So far, more than 60 percent of open and closed collectors have been built. Work on the project, which began in September this year, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
In the next phase of the project, a modular wastewater treatment plant with a daily capacity of 2,000 cubic meters will be built in the special economic zone. In the future, taking into account the development of Alat settlement and surrounding settlements, as well as the Alat Free Economic Zone, it is planned to build a biological wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 20,000 cubic meters per day. It is also planned to build a 3 km line on the bottom of the Caspian Sea to remove treated water.