Drinking water supplied to Yerevan residents complies with local quality standards: Spokesman
YEREVAN, September 18. / ARKA /. Drinking water supplied to Yerevan residents from ten sources fully complies with local quality standards, Murad Sarkisian, a spokesman for Yerevan Joor (Yerevan Water) water distribution company, said today.
He said nine out of ten sources are springs and one is deep water well in the Ararat valley
"The water coming from all these sources is monitored on a daily basis and complies with effective standards ," he said at a press conference.
Sarkisian said the company is working to replace the artesian water by spring water. He said the only artesian water source is used only from July to late September, when water consumption increases.
"The water is chlorinated to eliminate the possibility of presence of harmful substances. This is why when drinking tap water people feel the taste of chlorine. The chlorinated water is completely safe," he said.
Yerevan Joor (Yerevan Water) is run by French Generale des Eaux that won an international tender announced by World Bank to take up a long-term management of the Yerevan network in 2006. It pledged to upgrade the obsolete network and ensure 24-hour water supplies to households. The company manages also drinking and waste water removal systems in Ararat, Aragatsotn and Kotayk provinces.
Yerevan Joor has 339,370 customers and produces 370 million cubic meters of drinking water a year and manages 2,120 lm long water pipelines. -0-