24-hour water supply in Aratashen
On June 24, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of water supply improvements in Aratashen community in Armavir. Thanks to this assistance, Aratashen’s 3,200 residents will now receive clean water 24 hours a day instead of the former four.
USAID Mission Director Deborah Grieser and Governor of Armavir Hambardzum Matevosyan participated in the public event, helping launch the community’s new pumping station. Guests then walked through the village and visited households to see the newly installed water system in action.
In response, USAID’s Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated Resource Development (ASPIRED) and Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE Water) projects, together with the community of Aratashen, joined their efforts to rehabilitate Aratashen’s water supply network. Assistance included installation of 10 km of corrosion-resistant polyethylene piping, new pump, chlorination station, and water metering devices, as well as the introduction of new billing software for water supply services. These vital improvements will now allow the community to save 557,000 cubic meters of water and 204 megawatt-hour of energy each year.