The Ta’ Kandja pumping station is among the 13 sites where ground water is extracted and then disinfected, ending up in residences.
The ground water is mixed with water produced by the desalination plants, disinfected with chlorine and supplied to consumers.
In the past months, instead of chlorine in the form of gas, chlorine is being produced and applied immediately in pipes through electricity and the natural salt found in ground water. The aim is to eliminate the use of chlorine in gas cylinders for more safety.
Energy and Water Management Minister, Joe Mizzi, visited Water Services Corporation workers at Ta’ Kandja where the €195,000 investment was made. The Minister stated that initial results were very good and the Corporation is studying the possibility that the technology is applied for other sources.
Extensive maintenance was also carried out during the past two years on the lift leading to the balconies level, which is situated some 100 metres below the ground, with costs for the work amounting to €137,000.