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Water for all! Gozo gets its own reverse osmosis plant
Gozo’s one step closer to becoming fully independent!

Kim Vella

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.

19th November 2021


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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