USAID/Armenia Supports Water Access in Ararat Valley

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For over two decades, the community of Yeghegnut in the Ararat Valley, had irregular, contaminated water supply.  More than 70% of water was reportedly lost through deteriorated pipes, and residents had water access for only a few hours per day.  USAID/Armenia’s Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated Resources Development (ASPIRED) and Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE Water) projects together rehabilitated the village’s drinking water network by building a new pumping and chlorination station, and installing a new water line.  The community also contributed by working on trenches and installing water meters.  ASPIRED also supported the village’s conversion to a consumption-based water metering system through improved billing practices.  As a result, over 2,200 residents will now have access to clean, safe drinking and irrigation water, all day, every day.  

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