"Azersu" OJSC has started the implementation of a new project to ensure the sustainability of drinking water supply in the eastern part of the Absheron peninsula. The project envisages the construction of a new transmission main from Ceyranbatan treatment plants to Gala and new reservoirs along the route of the pipeline. According to the State Investment Program of 2022, a reservoir with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters is being built near Balakhani settlement.
Currently, the eastern part of the peninsula is supplied with drinking water by 2 main water lines - the Jeyranbatan-Mashtagha transmission main built during the Soviet era and the Jeyranbatan-Zira transmission mains commissioned in 2014. In recent years, the expansion of villages and towns in the eastern part of the peninsula, the construction of new housing estates and population growth have increased the demand for drinking water. Currently, the expansion of networks in residential areas and the provision of stability in water supply directly depend on the capacity of transmission lines. However, since the capabilities of the existing infrastructure do not meet the demand, as well as taking into account the demand that will increase in the future, the construction of another main pipeline parallel to the Jeyranbatan-Zira line has been designed. According to the project, a new pipeline will be built starting from the "+118 Absheron" water reservoir and reaching the settlement of Gala. The 21-km section of the 54-km-long pipeline up to Balakhani settlement will be built at the initial stage and then the sections up to Ramana and Gala settlements will be built. According to the project, new reservoirs will be built on the main pipeline. Currently, the construction of the first reservoir with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters is being intensively continued in the territory of the "+82 Balakhani" reservoir complex. The construction of the tank is expected to be completed by the end of this year. In the future, the construction of two more reservoirs is planned in this area.
The construction of the new main pipeline and reservoirs will have a significant impact on the improvement of the drinking water supply of the eastern part of the Absheron peninsula. Thanks to these infrastructures, there will be a favorable opportunity to provide drinking water to residential areas that have not received water until now and at the same time, stability in the water supply of the areas where the network is available will be ensured.