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Utilities

All electrical power needs in Malta are met by Enemalta Corporation. The supply is at 240V, and is reliable. Malta has no natural domestic energy sources and thus far depends entirely on imported oil for electricity generation. However, Malta is planning to shift electricity generation from oil to gas in the near future. The Water Services Corporation produces and distributes potable water throughout the Maltese Islands. Just over half of this is produced at the Corporation’s three reverse-osmosis plants, with the remainder coming from groundwater sources. Electricity tariffs for households have been reduced by 25 per cent, and water tariffs by 5 per cent, from March 2014 onwards, while those for businesses have been reduced in 2015.

Petrol, diesel and kerosene are widely available. Malta has a network of independent petrol stations for transport fuels, but others – kerosene and light fuel oil – are delivered to the end-user by licensed distributors. Liquigas (Malta) and Easygas Malta supply LPG in cylinders to domestic consumers and businesses. WasteServ Malta is responsible for waste management. The collection of waste is the responsibility of local councils which engage private contractors to carry out the work – with somewhere between four and six collections a week. Recyclable waste such as plastic, paper and metal is usually collected once a week and can also be disposed of at Bring-in Sites found in every locality. 

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