Construction of the second transmission main laid to improve drinking water supply of residential areas in Neftchala region has been completed. The second pipeline, which is fed from the Shirvan-Mugan group water pipeline, will provide sustainable water supply to the villages of the region, as well as the city of Neftchala.
The first pipeline built to solve the problem of supplying drinking water to settlements suffering from a lack of drinking water, including the villages and settlements of Neftchala region, was commissioned in 2020 within the framework of the "Action Plan on Ensuring Efficient Use of Water Resources" approved by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. This pipeline made it possible to supply Neftchala city and surrounding settlements with drinking water. Additional water volumes are needed to improve the water supply of other settlements that are seriously suffering from drinking water. Taking these into account, a second transmission main was built from the Shirvan-Mugan group water pipeline to the city of Neftchala based on the project of the Azerbaijan State Water Resources Agency. The second main pipeline, built with 450-560 mm diameter pipes and 38 km long, is fed from a newly built reservoir with a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters in Salyan city. The connection of the new pipeline with the first Salyan-Neftchala transmission main will enable stable water supply to residential areas in the event of future accidents or in the summer months when water demand increases.
It should be noted that within the framework of the project implemented in 2020, a 40 km long main pipeline and a reservoir with a volume of 7500 cubic meters were built near the city of Salyan from the Shirvan-Mugan group water pipeline to the city of Neftchala. In November 2020, water was supplied to the city of Neftchala from the new infrastructure. These projects will provide quality drinking water to more than 80,000 residents in the city of Neftchala and the villages of the region.