Public water dispensers introduced to reduce plastic consumption



For 00.20 cents per liter of water, the public can fill their reusable bottles at water dispensers that are set up by the Water Services Corporation (WSC) in strategic locations.

This was announced by the WSC when it outlined its plans to make drinking water more accessible to the public and diversify its services to consumers.

The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli said that the use of the water dispensers will support the country in its commitment to reduce the use of plastic and the carbon footprint caused by the manufacture of plastic.

The public is encouraged to use reusable water bottles. The WSC has already installed over 70 free water dispensers in the Mater Dei Hospital. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, another 200 free dispensers will be installed in schools.

“Reducing plastic consumption is a national goal that we have to achieve within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With this initiative, the Water Services Corporation is also offering consumers easier access to drinking water at a lower price in various locations, ”said Minister Miriam Dalli.

For security reasons, payment at the public machine is contactless. The water prices will be as follows:

Still water: 10c per 500ml, 20c per 1000ml.

Sparkling water: 20c per 500ml, 40c per 1000ml

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