Out of 300 rest and entertainment facilities on the shores of Lake Sevan, only 17 have local treatment plants, as Voskehat Grigoryan, Acting Head of Department of Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Policy of Environment Ministry, stated in response to EcoLur's question.
"Businessmen have a precondition that there must be treatment plants in their territories, as one of the reasons for the pollution of Lake Sevan is those facilities," Voskehat Grigoryan said.
For his part, Ara Khloyan, Acting Director of Sevan National Park, said that some businesses use septic wells. According to Evelina Ghukasyan, Director of Institute of Hydroecology and Ichthyology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, who participated in the press conference, the main source of lake pollution will be neutralized with the installation of treatment plants.
18:02 July 29, 2020