A €22 million water polishing project will produce some seven million cubic metres of recycled drainage water for industry and agriculture by 2015, Energy and Water Minister Konrad Mizzi said this morning.
Dr Mizzi said this project would be extended to the water recycling plants in Gozo, and in the south of Malta.
The Water Services Corporation will install a distribution infrastructure from the sewage treatment plants to a number of strategic locations in Malta and Gozo, where there is a concentration of agricultural activity.
The water will then be taken to the fields by bowser.
The project is being carried out by the Water Services Corporation and funded in the most part by the European Structural Fund.
Dr Mizzi said the main aim of the project was to reduce the amount of water extracted from the water table.