The Water Services Corporation notes with pleasure that Malta has once again topped the ‘European Bathing Water Quality’ report. The Corporation is delighted to contribute towards this high standard through its infrastructure and the sterling effort of its workforce.

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries stated that ‘This year’s bathing water report reflects the strong and continued commitment made by Europeans to safeguard our coastal and inland bathing water sites and ensure they are safe to use.’


Malta’s Sewage System in numbers
Litres of Sewage treated a day 67,000,000 (67 million)
Litres of Sewage treated a year 24,455,000,000 (24 billion)
KM of sewage collection network 1,545
Sewage Pumping Stations 104
Sewage Treatment Plants 4
Workers at Sewage Plants 82
Workers on the Sewage Network 132


In addition to the already extensive infrastructure, the Corporation is currently launching substantial EU part-financed investment that would allow it to keep excelling at its tasks. Major sewage pipelines will be upgraded, sewage treatment technology will be boosted with state of the art technology, and its discharge monitoring technology will be given a radical overhaul through the use of state of the art equipment that will be in a position to detect foul play on a virtually live automated basis.


CEO Richard Bilocca stated that, ‘This is a result of the dedication and skill of the Corporation’s workforce, whose work often goes by unnoticed underground or at the sewer plants.”


The Corporation reiterates that the sewage infrastructure is very complex and delicate and that such infrastructure is damaged through the improper use of the urban sewer system. It is therefore very important that only human toilet waste and degradable toilet paper are discharged in the system.


Any suspected foul play or problems with the sewer can be reported to the Corporation on Freephone: 8007 6400; Email:; Website live chat:; or through our social media.


The full report by the European Environment Agency can be accessed at:


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