Change of Water Pipeline Doesn't Solve Tense Problem with Drinking water in Astghadzor Community

Change of Water Pipeline Doesn't Solve Tense Problem with Drinking water in Astghadzor Community

EcoLur

Within the framework of two subsidy projects implemented in Astghadzor community, Gegharkunik Region, an internal network of 1300-meter-long drinking water pipe was built on Zoravar Andranik street, as the Armenpress informs, referring to Urban Development Department of Gegharkunik Regional Administration, the drinking water supply has improved in about 400 households. A section of the same street, 630 meters long, was covered with asphalt.

However, the change of the water line does not solve the tense problem of drinking water in Astghadzor Community, as the supply of drinking water is provided only by deep wells, and the residents are dissatisfied with the water quality of the wells.

“It is true that the internal network of the drinking water main on Zoravar Andranik Street has been changed. However, the water provided to us is artesian water from deep wells. This water is very much inferior to the water in the spring of Astghadzor River, which we used to drink in conjunction with neighboring Zolakar Community,” Astghadzor resident Vardan Grigoryan said in his telephone interview with EcoLur. He noted that they would continue to struggle to get the village of Astghadzor access to the spring of the Astghadzor River.

Reminder: the water of Astghadzor River was completely transferred to Zolakar Community in 2016 as a result of the implementation of “Communities Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness” and “Infrastructure and Rural Financing Assistance” programs. The projects were implemented with the financial support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

16:50 December 04, 2019


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