“National Water Supply and Sanitation Project in 6 regions”, funded by “Azersu” Open Joint Stock Company and Islamic Development Bank, designed for reconstruction of drinking water supply and sewerage systems in the cities of Astara, Dashkesen, Gedebey, Terter and Gazakh. In April, 2011 Islamic Development Bank received an official request from the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan for funding the project. In December of the same year IDB submitted Exception Agreement and Agency Agreement to the government of Azerbaijan. The two agreements were signed by the Azerbaijani Government and the Islamic Development Bank in April, 2012 and entered into force on August 25.
In the city of Gedebey
The "Project on reconstruction of water supply and sewerage systems in Gedebey” is implemented within the framework of the “National Water Supply and Sewerage Program in 6 Regions of Azerbaijan” jointly funded by Azerbaijan Government and Islamic Development Bank. The project is designed to develop 12000 people’s water supply and sewerage systems taking account perspective development as of 2035.
The “Project of reconstruction of water supply and sewerage systems in Gedebey” was launched in 2014. According to the project, Sudlubulag spring (1400m3/ a day) is chosen as source of drinking water in the city of Gedebey and a water intake facility was built here. To provide sustainable water supply to the city and 7 reservoirs with total capacity of 5500 cubic meters, a 14,8 km transmission main and other supportive infrastructure was constructed.
Construction of 81 km of drinking water network in Gadabay is completed, meters are installed on each address. For the first time in the city sewage system was created, 47.6 km of sewerage network and 1.5 km sewer collector was constructed.
The construction of the treatment plant with a capacity of 3500 cubic meters a day designed to clean and discharge waste water in the city of Gedebey is under completion.
On August 20, 2017, President Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony of the project on reconstruction of drinking water supply and sewage systems in Gedebey. At present all urban population is provided with continuous drinking water.
As the water supply of Sudlubulag springs is directly dependent on climatic factors, it decreases in summer, especially during periods of low rainfall. Taking into account all this, the existing springs in the territory of Rustam Aliyev village of the region were chosen as an alternative water source. Within the framework of the project implemented at the expense of the state budget, a water source with a capacity of 2600 m3 per day was created here.
In the city of Astara
Implementation of the “Project on reconstruction of drinking water supply and sanitation systems in Astara city” was started in 2015. This project is funded by the state budget within the “National Water Supply and Sewerage Program in 6 Regions of Azerbaijan” jointly implemented by the Government of Azerbaijan and Islamic Development Bank. The project is designed to improve 28500 people’s water supply and sewerage systems taking into account perspective development until of 2035. The project is expected to provide drinking water to 27 villages where 73,000 residents live in the future. In total, 102,000 people will benefit from this project.
Khanbulan water reservoir was chosen to provide residents of Astara city and surrounding villages with quality and durable drinking water. In order to provide consumers with quality drinking water, a sand filtration facility with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters per day was built near the reservoir. Currently, Lankaran city and surrounding villages are provided with drinking water from this source.
A pump station with a capacity of 450 cubic meters per hour was installed and a 530-meter pipeline was built to allow water to pass through the reservoir.
Three reservoirs with a total capacity of 20,000 cubic meters were constructed at 38 meters above sea level for optimal water management and its distribution in a self-streamed mode. Water reservoir with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters is intended for Lenkaran and two reservoirs with a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters each are intended for Astara and surrounding villages.
A 29.2 km transmission main was built with a 710 mm polyethylene tube to transport water from the reservoir to Astara. Each village is provided with outlets to the main pipeline to improve water supply in 27 villages of Astara district in the future.
Within the project, the construction of 109 km of drinking water network in Astara is fully completed and 4300 water meters had been installed for all subscribers. At present, the population of the city is provided with high quality drinking water through the newly constructed network 24 hours. To optimize water management, 327 valves of different diameters and 274 fire hydrants for fire safety were installed.
The construction of 70.5 km long sewage network, 8 km sewer collector of tunnel type, 2 sewage pump station and wastewater treatment facility with a capacity of 6 thousand cubic meters/day were designed to establish a sewer network in Astara. The next phase of the project envisages the creation of sewer infrastructure.
In the city of Terter
The “Project on reconstruction of drinking water supply and sanitation systems in Terter city” is designed for development of water supply and sewerage systems of 26 thousand people of Terter city taking into account perspective development until 2035.
The project was launched in May 2015. 9 sub-artesian wells with a total production capacity of 13300 cubic meters a day were drilled, 3.6 km of between wells and 2.3 km of transmission main were constructed to provide Tartar city and surrounding villages with drinking water. Two reservoirs with a total capacity of 10,000 cubic meters and a pump station were built to provide sustainable water supply to the city.
Within the project, 91 km of drinking water, 75 km of sewerage network, 3.4 km of sewage collector were constructed in Terter city, mergers were given to each address and subscribers were provided with meters.
On December 03, 2016 President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony of drinking water supply and sewage networks in Tartar city. At present all urban population is provided with uninterrupted drinking water.
The construction of a wastewater treatment plant to eliminate waste water generated in the city with a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters per day is in progress now.
In the city of Dashkesen
The “Project on reconstruction of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in Dashkesen city” is realized under the project the “National Water Supply and Sanitation Program”. The project is designed to improve 12000 residents’ drinking water and sanitation services in Dashkesan, with perspective development until 2035.
According to the project launched in 2015, Garainek springs (1300 m3 /day) and Gurbulag water source (1300 m3/day) was selected as the source to provide the city of Dashkasan and the surrounding villages with quality and durable drinking water. Water intake installations were built on springs. Four water reservoirs with a total capacity of 4500 cubic meters, a 20.3 km-long transmission main and two pumping stations were built to provide water supply to the city.
The construction of 17 km of distribution water network planned in Dashkesan was completed, meters had been set up for 2030 address. Dashkesen is provided with uninterrupted water by means of the new water supply system.
Construction of an11,5 km sewerage network was finished in Dashkesan. A waste water treatment facility is constructed to treat and demount wastewater generated in the city with a total capacity of 3500 cubic meters per day.
The Alunitdagh and Madanchiler settlements with 1500 thousand residents, will be provided with drinking water within the project. Alunitdagh settlement is already provided with water, and Madanchiler will also be provided with water.
Opening of the “Project on reconstruction of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in the city of Dashkesen” was held with the President Ilham Aliyev’s participation on July 22 2021.
In the city of Gazakh
The project "Reconstruction of drinking water supply and sewerage systems in the city of Gazakh" is designed to improve access to drinking water supply and sewerage services for 26,000 people in the city of Gazakh. Within the framework of this project, it is planned to provide drinking water to Agkoynak, Garapapag, Huseynbeyli and Dag Kasaman villages of Gazakh region and Agstafa region in the future. In total, 45,000 residents will benefit from this project.
The project was launched in 2019. In order to provide the city of Gazakh and surrounding villages with sustainable drinking water, it is planned to drill 12 sub-artesian wells in Aghstafa region. A 9 km transmission main will be laid from the water source to Gazakh. Construction of two reservoirs with a capacity of 5000 m3 each had begun near the city.
The project envisages the construction of 106 km of water distribution network, 82.3 km of sewerage network, 4.4 km of sewerage collector in Gazakh city. At present, wells are being drilled, reservoirs and networks are being built.
To treat and neutralize the wastewater generated in the city, the construction of a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters per day has begun.