Gozo’s first Reverse Osmosis is expected to become operational by the end of the year
Works on the EU-funded €11 million Reverse Osmosis Plant in Gozo have entered their last phase, in order to provide the island with its own independent water production system.
The plant will provide Gozitan residents with the provision and improved access to better-quality water.This €11 million project which is co-financed by European funds is located in Qala and falls under the management of the Water Services Cooperation (WSC). It is scheduled to start operating by the end of this year as works have reached 70% completion. Within a few months, the testing phase will start.
The Ħondoq ir-Rummien plant will be using modern pumps which will consume less energy. With state-of-the-art technology of remineralisation, the water will have more minerals and will be clearer, thus being of better quality. The Reverse Osmosis will have a catchment capacity to produce 9,000 metres squared of water on daily basis.
This system will be fully automated, and the plant will be controlled and operated from remote sites of WSC, with the least manual interventions. This project will target the Sustainable Development Measure SDG6 – access to water.