In accordance with the "Action Plan for Ensuring Efficient Use of Water Resources" approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the State Water Resources Agency of Azerbaijan continues comprehensive measures to detect illegal use of drinking water, minimize water losses and prevent wastage. As a result of control measures implemented in Surakhani district, cases of illegal water supply in a number of commercial facilities were detected and prevented.
The owner of the slaughterhouse operating in AB massif, Yeni Guneshli settlement, Surakhani district used water illegally without obtaining technical conditions and signing a contract. Although the owner of the facility was warned about the illegal use of water, he continued to rob the water, grossly violating the requirements of the legislation.
It was brought to the attention of the facility owners that the illegal and off-meter use of drinking water leads to the violation of hydraulic regimes in the networks, serious water losses, and deterioration of the water supply of other subscribers living in those areas. In order to prevent such illegal situations, measures will be continued regularly, arbitrarily drawn and off-meter lines will be canceled, and law enforcement agencies will be contacted to take strict control measures against individuals and legal entities who commit these acts.
It should be noted that in January-April 2023, 4,817 cases of illegal water use were detected, and 133 cases were detected in Surakhani district, and more than 50 cases were submitted to law enforcement agencies for investigation.