The Ras il-Hobz Sewage Treatment plant in Gozo



The Gozo wastewater treatment plant began operating in November 2007 and was officially inaugurated on the 29th January 2008. The plant can treat about 6,000 cubic metres of sewage per day. It was 51% co-financed through the EU 2003 Pre-Accession Programme (51% EU Funds – 49% Local Funds). It was designed to cater for substantial possible future expansion as well as increased flows during the rainy season and the peak month of August. The low-silhouette design minimises both the visual impact as well as light pollution.

During Construction works
The first trials during November 2007. When enough bacteria have had time to build up the foam disappears and is not present during normal operations.