The Malta Independent 11 December 2018, Tuesday

Work on reverse osmosis plant at Hondoq ir-Rummien to start in coming weeks

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 14:50 Last update: about 23 days ago

Work on a new reverse osmosis plant at Ħondoq ir-Rummien is expected to start in the coming weeks after an agreement was signed in Gozo today.

The €11 million investment plant, a government statement said, is set to provide the sister island with safe and high quality water.

Gozo depends on groundwater and a submarine pipeline from Malta for its water supply. This investment is expected to produce around 9,000 cubic metres of fresh water every day.

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Minister Joe Mizzi said the system will ensure that even in case of electricity outage, the water supply will not be interrupted. He added that the investment will offer a better future to Gozo, while it safeguards the environment better.

Boaz Shitzer signed the contract on behalf of AST Clean Water Technologies. The documents were also signed by Anthony Cachia, Director General of Contracts. The project is coordinated by the Water Services Corporation and also financed by the EU Cohesion Funds.

Present for the signing were also Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and Parliamentary Secretary Aaron Farrugia.

 

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