Our sister island just got a tad more autonomous…
Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Robert Abela inaugurated a brand spanking new €11 million reverse osmosis plant in Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo.
This means that Gozo will no longer be dependent on Malta for potable water.
The newly installed plant can produce 9,000 cubic metres of water every day and is set to contribute to better quality tap water.
Hopefully, this will encourage the Gozitan population to purchase fewer plastic bottles.
The best part about the project is that it is housed inside a restored water distillation plant that was originally built in the 1960s. Prior to its restoration, it had been left abandoned for around 30 years.
Minister Miriam Dalli, who was also present at the plant’s inauguration, announced that many of the systems inside the plant are automated, thus making the facility more efficient.