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Water policy unit moves to Energy Ministry to strengthen MRA regulation

Photo: Jason Borg

Photo: Jason Borg

Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi this morning paid a visit to Water Services Corporation's reverse osmosis plant in Pembroke where he underlined the Government's commitment to water conservation and lower costs.

He described the plant as a "world class operation" and thanked the workers for their commitment to efficiency.

Marking World Water Day, Mr Mizzi said the UN this year highlighted the importance of international collaboration to make sustainable use of water. Mr Mizzi said Malta could be a centre of excellence in the Mediterranean and offer advice on reverse osmosis best practices, creating a new source of revenue for WSC.

Mr Mizzi also announced that the water policy unit of the Malta Resources Authority would be leaving its offices under the Energy Ministry so that the MRA could focus on regulation ensuring full autonomy from the Government.

Mr Mizzi said that the key to reducing the price of reverse osmosis water was through the reduction of electricity costs which would be achieved through the Government's electricity plan.

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