15% of Azerbaijani Population in Ganja City Suffer from Shortage of Water
Azerbaijan, Ganja / Тrend corr V. Mammadov / 15% of the drinking water quota for the Ganja population is not being met. It is presumed that in the near future the figure will increase, the leading engineer of the Ganja Technical Department of Water Channel JSC, Mammad Akbarov, reported on 23 July.
According to him, the population of the city requires at least 25,000 cu m of water per year, while only 19,000 cu m are supplied. "The Ganja water reservoir receives water from the basins of the Goy-Gol, Agsu, Ganjachay rivers and 171 artesian wells. The fact that water is in need cannot be ignored. As new buildings are being developed, we may face a serious problem of water shortage," Akbarov added.
Ganja is located 350km west of Baku.