A Loan Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the World Bank was signed on 17 August, 2007 to provide reliable and sustainable water supply and sewerage services in 4 cities and districts of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the nearby villages as well, within the National Water Supply and Sanitation Services Project and the agreement was approved with the Order No. 247 of the Cabinet of Ministers of August 27, 2007. The project covers reconstruction of water supply and sewage systems in Shamakhi, Gabala, Saatli and Sabirabad cities.
In the city of Shamakhi
The "Project on reconstruction of drinking water supply and sewerage systems in Shamakhi city" is calculated to improve 41000 residents’ drinking water supply and sanitation services in Shamakhi by 2035.
The project implementation was started in 2010. To provide the city of Shamakhi with drinking water, a drainage pumping station with a capacity of 7,000 cubic meters per day (80 liters per second) was built in the bed of Pirsaatchay. A disinfection and pumping station has been built at the water source. In order to provide the city with sustainable water supply, 3 reservoir complexes with a total capacity of 8,000 cubic meters have been built at and near the source. 12.3 km of transmission mains were laid from the water source and reservoirs and connected to the city network.
In the first stage of the project, which was initiated in 2010, a 2441 meters long drainage water intake facility, two water reservoirs with a total capacity of 1,000 cubic meters, and one water pump station were built in Pirsaatchay's direction to provide Shamakhi with quality and durable water. A total of 3.4 km of transmission main were laid from the water source to the reservoirs.
A 134-kilometer-long drinking water network was built in Shamakhi, 8300 addresses get connected and meters were installed. Thus, subscribers were provided with water through the new network. At the same time, a 130-kilometer-long sewer network, an 11-kilometer-long sewer collector and a sewage pumping station have been built in the city to collect wastewater and transfer it to the treatment plant. At the last stage of the project, a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters per day was built and put into operation.
A new office building was built for Shamakhi Sukanal Area within the project. On October 2, 2017, an opening ceremony of the commissioning of water and sewerage systems in Shamakhi was held with President Ilham Aliyev’ s participation.
In the city of Gabala
The "Project on reconstruction of Gabala city's drinking water supply and sewerage systems" is calculated to improve the use of 30000 residents’ drinking water supply and sanitation services in Gabala city considering perspective development until 2035.
The project implementation was launched in 2011. 6 sub-artesian wells were drilled on the Demiraparancay River’s bed to provide Gabala with sustainable and quality potable water. 10,5 km-long transmission main was laid from the water source and merged to the network. 6 water reservoirs with 10400 cubic meters of total capacity, chlorination unit and a laboratory were constructed.
132 km of water network had been established in Gabala city, over 7 thousand subscribers were merged to the network and metering was realized. At present, the urban population is provided with uninterrupted drinking water at the expense of the newly created infrastructure.
123 km of sewage network and 8.2 km of sewer collector, a wastewater treatment facility with a capacity of 4,400 cubic meters per day to clean and neutralize wastewater were built in the city.
A modern- type administrative building for Gabala Sukanal Area had also been constructed within the project.
On October 28, 2019, the opening ceremony of the project was held with President Ilham Aliyev’s participation.
In the city of Saatli
The "Project on reconstruction of water supply and sewerage systems in Saatli city" is estimated to substantially improve 22000 residents’ water supply in Saatli, considering the perspective development of up to 2035.
The project was launched in 2012. To provide quality and durable water supply to Saatli city and surrounding villages, the Kura water treatment facilities located in Hajigabul region were used. For this purpose, in 2014, the Sabirabad-Saatli group water pipeline with total capacity of 62 km was constructed and commissioned. Two water reservoirs with a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters each were constructed at the entrance to the city.
Within the framework of the project, 135 km of internal water network has been established, 4100 addresses were provided with connections and meters were installed. On March 28, 2017, President Ilham Aliyev attended the ceremony of commissioning of water supply systems in Saatli. At present all urban population is provided with continuous drinking water.
A 12 km section of a 112 km sewerage network was built.
Wastewater of Saatli will be treated and disposed out at a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters per day built in the Sabirabad region in the future. The facility will treat wastewater from the city of Sabirabad, as well as the Saatli city.
In the city of Sabirabad
The "Project on reconstruction of water supply and sewerage systems in Sabirabad" is calculated to improve 33,000 residents’ drinking water and sanitation services in Sabirabad city, taking into account perspective development until 2030.
The implementation of the “Project on reconstruction of water supply and sewerage systems of the city of Sabirabad” was launched in 2012. A 62-km- long Sabirabad- Saatli transmission main was installed in Kura water treatment plant located in Hajigabul region to provide Sabirabad with drinking water.
Two water reservoirs with a total capacity of 10,000 cubic meters, a 1.8 km long transmission main were constructed in Sabirabad. A 150 km of drinking water network was built in the city, 7870 addresses were provided with mergers, meters were installed. On December 15, 2014, with President Ilham Aliyev’s attendance, opening of a drinking water supply was held in Sabirabad. At present subscribers connected to the new network are provided with continuous drinking water.
The project envisages construction of a 134 km long sewerage network and a sewerage collector in Sabirabad. Wastewater treatment plant with capacity of 20,000 cubic meters per day will be constructed in Sabirabad region to eliminate wastewater. Along with the city of Sabirabad, wastewater from the Saatli city will be treated at this facility.
The Sabirabad-Saatli main water pipeline provided water to 18 settlements in the region and improved the drinking water supply for 40,000 people.