Preserving a natural wonder
Lake Sevan has been fighting an uphill battle to cope with the problem of pollution for decades. Untreated sewage from towns and villages scattered along its borders has been flowing directly into the basin of this high-altitude natural wonder, creating a serious environmental problem. Sewage networks of and wastewater treatment plants, which date back to the Soviet era, were in a state of disrepair because they had been very poorly maintained. Recently, Armenia’s authorities decided that something had to be done.