The mineralization and rigidity of freshwater has increased because of incorrect development of wells in the groundwater zone of Ararat artesian basin, as Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geology of YSU Marat Grigoryan said.
“70% of groundwater of Armenia is located in Ararat artesian basin: currently its resources are estimated approximately 75 cubic/sec, the water intake accounts for 55 cubic/sec from pressure horizons, according to “Clean Energy and Water” organization, out of which fish farms take 30-33 cubic/sec. If water mineralization used to be 0.3 gram/liter, it currently makes up 0.7 gram/liter. Maximum range is 1 gram/liter, after which water becomes non-usable for drinking. Rigidity accounts for 4-7. If it continues like this, the drinking water we have in Ararat artesian water will lose its quality and won’t be drinkable,” Marat Grigoryan said.
16:54 November 11, 2015