Following Lovin Malta’s article on an insane email thread over a sewage leak complaint, clarification has been given to us by the Water Services Corporation, and Marco finally got the reply he so desperately needed.
The sewer which the whole conundrum revolved around is a precarious and old one which needs fixing, and there’s currently a tender up for grabs for anyone who wants to get involved with doing the job.
The Water Services Corporation will be investing around €35 million in the sewage infrastructure upgrades, which is part of the Msida project.
“We apologise for this mishap and confirm that temporary repairs are undertaken as frequently as required until the complete area is permanently upgraded through the project”
“The old main requires constant attention and temporary repairs on this section are frequently undertaken,” Water Services Corporation spokesman, Pablo Micallef told Lovin Malta.
“This Bureaucratic Dystopia resulted as each time the customer complained, the main was checked, action was taken as required, and the notification closed,” he said.
“When new reports arose, as the problems on the said section will recur until the main is permanently replaced. New notification numbers were generated, leading the complainant to believe that nothing was being done,” Micallef stated.
Since Msida’s sewage system is a very delicate and complex one, it is easily damaged through the improper use of urban sewers — that is, people flushing things down the toilet which they’re not supposed to.
“To limit inconvenience in the Msida area, today, WSC in conjunction with the Environmental Health Department will be executing a pre-planned intensive inspection program in the area to ensure that waste fats and greases are not discharged in the system,” Pablo told Lovin Malta.
The Water Services Corporation have apologised for the blunder and also confirmed that temporary repairs are made frequently in the area until it’s permanently upgraded. These upgrades are expected to start as soon as the tender is adjudicated.
“We apologise for this mishap and confirm that temporary repairs are undertaken as frequently as required until the complete area is permanently upgraded through the project,” Micallef said.
Any suspected foul play or problems with the sewer can be reported to the WSC on
Freephone 8007 6400
Email [email protected]
Website live chat www.wsc.com.mt