Corporate News

WSC architect receives award

Water Services Corporation architect Mario Balzan has won an award in the Infrastructural & Engineering class of the Malta Architect Awards 2016. Mr Balzan was recognised for the work he did to plan, introduce and execute Horizontal Directional Drilling and Micro-tunneling for large projects in Malta.



Diesel from Algae

Currently underway in Bulebel industrial estate is an experimental project by Med-Algae in collaboration with the Water Services Corporation to produce Biodiesel from marine algae.

This project is financed primarily by the European Union ENPI-CBC MED programme. Other participants are the Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit (FTZ) and the Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA) and the project manager is Ing. Albert Falzon.



WSC achieves ISO 14001 Certification

The Water Services Corporation has been awarded the ISO 14001 certification, an internationally recognized Environmental Management Standard that provides a framework for environmental management best practice to help organisations minimize their environmental footprint.

The WSC was awarded this certification by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company and covers the Head Office in Luqa, Pembroke Reverse Osmosis Plant and Ta’ Kandja Pumping Station.


Cauliflower Crop-Tasting Session at Bulebel

The first experimental crop of cauliflowers irrigated with ‘new’ water at the Water Services Corporation experimental area in Bulebel was tasted for quality in late April 2015.


The vegetables were grown as part of an experiment to try the different types and qualities of water produced from treated sewage. The WSC is currently involved in a number of large nationwide EU funded projects to produce what it calls ‘new’ water. These projects amounting to around €20 million include the building of 3 polishing plants adjacent to its treatment plants and a nation-wide infrastructure project to convey reclaimed water to various distribution points in and around agricultural areas.



WSC wins Engineering Excellence Award

The Water Services Corporation was awarded first prize in the 2013 Malta Engineering Excellence Awards organised by the Malta Chamber of Engineers. The Ceremony was held under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic Dr. George Abela.



On Monday the 17th of July, the Water Services Corporation inaugurated a brand-new concept - a Mobile Polishing Plant (MPP) during the Moriso Project Inauguration. The main objective of the Moriso Project is to control and reduce groundwater use and to offer an alternative source of water.


WSC Laboratory at the MCAST exhibition

The WSC Laboratory set up a stand at the national MCAST exhibition held during the last week of June. The Lab’s various accredited water and wastewater testing activities were well received with many students and other members of the public taking an interest in this field. 



The Water services Corporation wishes to announce that as part of its improved customer support it has, with immediate effect, launched its new Freephone number 80076400 for technical issues ONLY. These include lack of water, water leaks both inside and outside buildings, as well as sewage overflows and odours.



published on The Times of Malta dated 26th January 2012


On its 20th anniversary the Water Services Corporation launched a customer contract outlining the government company’s obligations towards consumers.

The contract, in the form of a booklet, also lists the timeframes the corporation is binding itself with when dealing with customers’ needs or complaints.



published on on the 24th of January 2012


Wara l-istudji li għamlet u li bdew fl-2008, il-Korporazzjoni għas-Servizzi tal-Ilma tefgħet l-applikazzjoni quddiem il-MEPA biex tibni impjanti, biswit dawk li jittrattaw l-ilma qabel jintrema l-baħar, biex minflok jibqa' jintrema fil-baħar, l-ilma trattat jerġa' jintuża.



published on the Malta Independent of the 25th January 2012


The Water Services Corporation has celebrated its 20th anniversary by launching a new customer contract, outlining its obligations towards customers as well as customers’ own responsibilities.

The WSC was set up on 20 January, 1992, although CEO Marc Muscat noted during a visit by the minister responsible, Tonio Fenech, yesterday, that its history stretched back nearly 200 years. It had replaced the longstanding Water Works Department as the entity responsible for supplying water to consumers.


Malta has second cleanest sea water

Malta last year had the cleanest bathing waters in the EU after Cyprus and has been dubbed a “star” by the European Commission for its improvement in trying to keep its seas in a pristine state.

The island is reaping the fruits of a multi-million euro investment, supported by EU funds, to construct three sewage treatment plants, which has helped it improve its coastal waters by leaps and bounds.



€60m sewage treatment plant inaugurated

A €60 million plant which treats 80 per cent of sewage produced in Malta was inaugurated today by the Prime Minister.

The commissioning of the plant, at Ta' Barkat, near Xgħajra, means that Malta has become the first Mediterranean country which treats all of its sewage before dumping it into the sea.