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Water and electricity production in Malta are closely linked, mainly because half of Malta’s water supply comes from desalination plants, which in turn rely on electricity to operate. This partly informs the fact that both of Malta’s utilities (Enemalta and the Water Services Corporation) are state-owned. Malta has become heavily reliant of seawater desalination. In 2010, 56% of Malta’s potable water was produced through this method. The main issue with this is the energy consumption desalination uses. Hoping to be achieved by 2015, the International Development Association (IDA) hopes to reduce 20% in energy requirements used for seawater desalination. The Water Services Corporation is responsible for water supply and management, along with pipe maintenance and sewerage. Every house in Malta is metered for water and electricity as part of a “smart grid”, allowing households to maximise the efficiency of their usage.

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