Following an investment of €800,000 financed by EU Funds, the Water Services Corporation (WSC) now has two bowsers equipped to generate strong pressure to dissolve drainage blockages. The Minister for Energy and Water Services, Michael Farrugia, explained these are additional to other bowsers equipped with the latest technology. He said the investment will serve to ensure the efficiency of the drainage system as well as to ensure that Malta remains uppermost in the EU list on the quality of sea water.
Dr Farrugia continued that as a result of another project, the WSC will continue to increase efficiency in the treatment of drainage and he explained there is to be greater enforcement in the light of abuses that have taken place in the disposal of illegal refuse that have damaged drainage treatment plants.
The Corporation’s CEO, Richard Bilocca, thanked the Corporation’s employees who on a daily basis face various challenges and he appealed to the public to continue cooperating with the WSC by properly using the drainage system and not dump materials that may result in causing blockages. Minister Farrugia visited the Corporation’s Control Centre that among other functions monitors damages in the system.