Current Affairs
Illegal discharge of farm waste into sewers in Gozo

A large quantity of liquid farm waste has found its way to the Gozo sewers following the heavy rainfall. Had it not been for the timely action of workers from the Water Services Corporation, this incident could have jeopardised months of work and investments of a multimillion Euro nature; including the recently repaired submarine outfall and diffuser.

Farmers in Gozo now have access to a state-of-the-art slurry treatment facility, which gives a concrete sustainable solution to dispose of such waste. This service is now suspended until Monday to allow sufficient time for the required recovery processes to take place.

The WSC is currently drastically beefing up its enforcement sections, including live monitoring equipment.  Perpetrators will face drastic action and will be held responsible for any damages sustained to its infrastructure. The assistance of the Police will be sought as required.

The corporation reiterates that sewage infrastructure is very complex and delicate and that such infrastructure can be damaged through the improper use of the urban sewer system. It is, therefore, very important that only human toilet waste and degradable toilet paper are discharged in the system.

Any suspected foul play or problems with sewers can be reported to the corporation on Freephone: 8007 6400; Email: [email protected]; Website live chat: www.wsc.com.mt; or through WSC’s social media.

 

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