The problem of drinking water in Taperakan community, Ararat Region, is on the way to get solved. The water supply, which has been destroyed for many years due to a broken pipeline and frequent water cuts, will be regulated in the near future, and the residents will have clean water.
In 2019, with the support of the Territorial Development Fund, a drinking water pipeline with a length of 4167 m was built in Taperakan, whereas the construction of another 512-meter-long water pipeline became possible through “Enabling Women to Participate in Sustainable Water Management in Armenia” project implemented by "Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment" NGO funded by the UNDEF.
39 million AMD were provided with the state support, the co-financing of the community comprised 4.5 million AMD. According to the program of the non-governmental organization, the community was provided with assistance in the amount of US $10,000, the contribution of the community was 400,000 AMD.
Photo Credit: Knarik Grigoryan
According to Taperakan Community Head Karen Khachatryan, the above-mentioned 512 m water line was left out of the state program, as it is designed the newly formed district. "The women of our community participated in the seminar organized by the AWHHE NGO, submitted a project, and then a project-estimate. Connecting that section to the water pipeline is very important! In the future, it will contribute to the development of housing construction, as there are already 50-60 houses nearby. We have submitted subvention programs for gasification and outdoor street lighting programs in the area,” the community head said.
According to him, the problem of drinking water is completely solved due to this program. Meanwhile, intestinal diseases have even been recorded because of the use of previously polluted water. Khachatryan is confident that such cases will not happen again as a result of the construction of the new water pipeline.
According to AWHHE NGO Expert Qnarik Grigoryan, “The next part of the project should be to improve the water quality after the operation of the water pipeline. For that, information is taken from the active women beneficiaries of the project. There are two issues: before the construction, we talked to the residents, which will be the starting point. In the future, we will have the opportunity to compare the starting point with the quality of water supplied after operation. That way we will understand the effectiveness and stability of the project."
May 05, 2020 at 20:07