Feasibility Study on Improving and Developing Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in Rural Communities of Armenia

  • Employer:  
    Water Committee
  • Financing organization:  
    KfW – German Development Bank
Project objective

To improve the water and sanitation systems in 579 rural communities currently not connected to the existing water utilities. Specifically, to develop a concept to improve different small-scale water and sanitation systems in rural areas by including them technically, if reasonable, but at least institutionally and legally into the existing and/or future water sector structures. The institutional, legal, environmental and technical solutions elaborated within the feasibility study shall serve as a menu of alternatives from which the preferred option can be selected, based on the specific environmental, economic and social situation in the villages. 

Phases of engineering consulting services 

  • Phase 1. Inception Phase; assessment of the technical state of the existing water supply and sanitation systems
  • Phase 2. Development of an Institutional Strategy for the rural and semi-urban communities and Institutional Workshop 
  • Phase 3. Establishment of a GIS-based Data Bank for the rural and/or semi-urban communities
  • Phase 4. Description and review of available technologies on low cost/low energy and simple maintenance facilities for rural areas
  • Phase 5. Elaboration of a long and short-term phased Strategy, Action and Investment Plan based on the institutional strategies and the application of (non) conventional technologies, including awareness raising/ capacity building measures
  • Phase 6. Elaboration of a Project Investment, Financing and Affordability Concept; and a Project Planning Workshop
  • Phase 7. Presentation of Guidelines for planning, design (typical solutions), operation and maintenance of proposed (non) conventional technologies
  • Phase 8. Preliminary Design for Pilot Projects

Rendered engineering consulting services

  • Investigation
  • Preparation of GIS-based data bank
  • Implementation of feasibility study
  • Institutional advice and capacity development
  • Drafting and proposal of legal regulations
  • Elaboration of the strategy and the investment plan
  • Preparation of preliminary design for pilot projects, etc
    Main characteristics of the project
    • 579 villages