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News €130 million EU-funded project approved for 'higher quality' Maltese water

The Water Service Corporation's (WSC) showcase EU-funded water project was officially approved on Thursday 18 April 2019 at the Hondoq ir-Rummien plant next to the Reverse Osmosis plant in Gozo.

The project is a multi-faceted €130 million upgrading excercise that will, the WSC said, improve the water quality all over the Maltese islands. The project is co-financed at a rate of 85% by the European Union and at a rate of 15% from national funds.

The Hondoq Plant will house a new reverse osmosis plant currently being installed in the existing building, "avoiding any environmental impact," the WSC said in a statement. "This new plant will provide excellent water quality for Gozo but will also be able to bolster the supply to Malta via the existing submarine pipe whenever needed," the statement read. WSC said that the project comprises of various new initiatives and upgrades such as a new Pembroke-to-Ta'-Qali tunnel, upgrades to existing reverse osmosis plants, sewer networks, and reservoirs.

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Geographical coverage Malta,
News date 29/04/2019
Working language(s) ENGLISH