Work on reverse osmosis plant at Hondoq to start in coming months
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The Planning Authority has recently given the green light to the Gozo reverse osmosis project, which, the Water Services Corporation said is part of the net zero-impact utility project.
The new installation will be at Hondoq on the site of the former sea-water distillation plant built in the 1960s. The new plant will supply 9,000 cubic metres of water every day.
The Corporation said that the project was approved unanimously. Also on the same day the tender was closed for the plant in Gozo, with a total of 10 bids from 4 contractors put forward.
The adjudication process is taking place over the coming days and construction works are planned within a few months, the Corporation said.
The WSC described the project as an “unprecedented investment in the quality and security of potable water supply for the Island of Gozo.”
This investment in reverse osmosis at Hondoq will render the sister island completely self-sufficient in the provision of water, said the WSC.
The new RO plant will, if necessary, supply water to Malta, said the WSC. At present some water is pumped from the Cirkewwa RO plant to Gozo.