The Malta Independent 12 December 2018, Wednesday

€27.5 million investment to increase tap water quality

Jeremy Micallef Thursday, 9 August 2018, 12:22 Last update: about 5 months ago

The Water Services Corporation today signed two major contracts worth €27.5 million, which are aimed at improving the overall water quality in Malta.

The project consists of tunnelling underground to link the largest Reverse Osmosis plant in Pembroke to the Ta’ Qali Group of reservoirs via large pipes. The permits are to be finalised by October, and the project is expected to last not longer than 30 months.

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The ERA gave the project a favourable recommendation on account of its conservation of ground water, and energy savings by way of a gravitational method being favoured over a pump.

The depth of the pipes will range from 5 to 70 metres underground and 9.5kilometres in length.

The first contract intended for the tunnel boring worth €19.3 million, was awarded to Bonnici Bros. Services Ltd.

The pipes will be supplied by the Turkish company Superlit Boru Sanayi A.S. after signing the other contract worth €8.2 million.

The signing of the agreements was presided over by Minister for Energy and Water Management Joe Mizzi.

 

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