Article published on Times of Malta on December 11, 2014. Vincent Gauci writes:
Never have Malta’s groundwater resources been in such a precarious state. Groundwater is being severely over-exploited. We are pumping out water at a rate that is 50% higher than the sustainable replacement by rainwater. This is leading to seawater intrusion and it will soon lead to groundwater being completely unutilisable. Moreover, most groundwater bodies show nitrate levels that exceed the EU safe limit of 50mg/l.