Members of the Public Council under “Azersu” OJSC visited the Central Laboratory for acquaintance. First, a presentation on the activities of the Central Laboratory was made.
Chief of the Central Laboratory, Elchin Aliyev, said that the laboratory, which began operating in 2013, was internationally accredited by the Latvian National Accreditation Bureau in accordance with the ISO-17025 standard a year later. The laboratory is equipped with devices and equipment in accordance with international standards. These devices allow full control of the parameters specified in the World Health Organization and the European Water Directives. Currently, the laboratory is studying 114 parameters of drinking and wastewater. In 2020, the Central Laboratory has determined more than 409,000 indicators for more than 74,000 samples of drinking and wastewater in accordance with international standards.
Jamil Babayev, Chief of the Technological Process Control, Water Safety and Ecology Department of “Azersu” OJSC, said that the quality of drinking water is controlled at various stages, from sources to delivery to the user. Water samples are taken and analyzed from different points. Using the experience of the Central Laboratory, 9 regional laboratories have been established. Guba, Ujar and Oguz regional laboratories have passed international accreditation. Regional laboratories also allow monitoring the quality of water in springs located in remote areas of Azerbaijan.
Afterwards the members of the Public Council got acquainted with the Central Laboratory and closely followed the analysis carried out in the drinking and waste water departments. At the initiative of the council members, various water samples were analyzed.
Chairman of the Public Council under “Azersu” OJSC Rauf Zeyni said they were impressed by the conditions and opportunities of the Central Laboratory. Council members stressed the importance of visual acquaintance with the laboratory in terms of responding to public requests for water quality.