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Gozo to receive first reverse osmosis plant by end of 2021

Works on our sister island of Gozo’s first reverse osmosis plant have entered their last phase, before the €11,000,000 structure starts providing Gozo with its own independent water production system.

The osmosis plant is co-funded by European funds and is located in Qala. It also falls under the management of the Water Services Cooperation and is scheduled to start operating by the end of this year, as works have reached 70% completion!

“Gozo will no longer be dependent on Malta and will have access to water, which is of better quality water through state-of-the-art equipment. The new technology also increases efficiency,” said Energy minister Miriam Dalli, as she toured the site with Gozo minister Clint Camilleri and parliamentary secretary Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi.

According to WSC CEO Ivan Falzon, the plant will be hosted in a restored building that had been left abandoned for over 30 years. The Ħondoq Ir-Rummien plant will be using energy efficient pumps and will have a catchment capacity to produce 9,000 cubic metres of water every day.

Clint Camilleri said that the plant will play an essential role in the island’s development, while strengthening the rural aspect, which distinguishes from Malta. “Our strategy to make Gozo sustainable in water production is holistic and tangible. It is a vision that ensures socio-economic development while preserving Gozo’s unique characteristics.”