In reply to EcoLur's alarm signal on the fact of filling the sewage of Baghramyan and Myasnikyan communities into Armavir canal in Armavir Region, Water Committee informed EcoLur that Baghramyan and Myasnikyan communities are not subscribed to 'Veolia Jur' Company and the community municipalities are dealing with water supply and discharge on their own. At the same time, these communities have an agreement with 'Veolia Jur' Company that in case of accidents they shall apply to 'Veolia Jur' Company to have the accident eliminated on the paid bases.
Water Committee also informed that the design of the cleaning station for Armavir and Metsamor towns have been accomplished and the construction of the station is launching. The construction of a cleaning station will solve the problem of sewage water.
'Veolia Jur' Company Press Secretary Murad Sargsyan told EcoLur in his interview that the company is not responsible for the discharge of the sewage in these communities, ' We are responsible for water in these communities, but we don't have sewage, it is served by community municipalities. I don't know whether or not they have applied to us. If they have applied to us, let's say there has been an accident, maybe we will go and help them. The sewage has nowhere to flow there, as there is no cleaning station. In Armenia, there are a few cleaning stations, many residential areas have sewage discharge, but don't have cleaning. But this is not the problem of Veolia, but the problem of Water Committee.
We are a French company and we operate whatever has been handed to us, we can't operate anything we haven't been handed to, so we are not responsible for anything,' Murad Sargsyan said.
In his interview with EcoLur, Myasnikyan Community Head Tigran Baghdasaryan said that this problem had always existed and will exist as long as there is no cleaning station constructed.
Baghramyan Community Head Ara Saharyan denied the fact of sewage flowing into Armavir canal. 'We have an agreement with 'Veolia Jur' Company: they come and clean sewage. We signed this agreement about one month ago,' Ara Saharyan said.
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15:13 March 05, 2019