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Ta' Barkat Urban Wastewater Treatment Plant

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UWWTP : Ta' Barkat Urban Wastewater Treatment Plant - Identifier : MTSSTP - Status : Active - Connected - Reporting year : 2016
Region (NUTS) Code : MT001 - Region (NUTS) Name : Malta

compliance Time Line
List of all the year available for the agglomeration

2014

2016

2018

 
Compliant
 
Not compliant
 
Not relevant
 
No information
 
?


Description
Load entering UWWTP (p.e.): 
load expressed in population equivalent shall be calculated on the basis of the maximum average weekly load entering the treatment plant during the year, excluding unusual situations such as those due to heavy rain (Article 4 of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/CE)
591 967
Method used to determine the load : 
Not available
Rate of entering load transported to this UWWTP by trucks (%): 
Not available
Physical Capacity (p.e.): 
500 000
Waste water treated (m3/y): 
Volume of waste water treated and partially treated in the UWWTP
17 352 718
Method used to determine the volume of waste water treated: 
M
Treatment performance: BOD5: 
Biological Oxygen Demand
Fail
Treatment performance: COD: 
Chemical Oxygen Demand
Fail
Treatment performance: TSS: 
Total Suspended Solids
Fail
Treatment performance: Total nitrogen: 
Sum of total kjeldahl nitrogen (organic, ammonia and ammonium), nitrate and nitrite
NR
Treatment performance: Total phosphorus: 
Sum of dissolved phosphorus and insoluble phosphorus
NR
Treatment performance: Other: 
e.g. e-coli
NR
Compliance: 
Not compliant
Treatment type in place: 
More stringent treatment
Treatment required: 
Secondary treatment
Treatment met: 
Yes
Performance met: 
No
In cause of failure: Bad operating/Bad design or dimensioning: 
0
In cause of failure: Bad design or dimensioning: 
0
In cause of failure: Further information on cause of failure: 
Overload from farmyard waste that was meant to be disconnected from the sewerage network.
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Load and concentration per parameter :

Incoming Discharged Rate
BOD 8582 t/year 590 t/year 93.1%
494.56 mg/l 34 mg/l
COD 15366 t/year 3477 t/year 77.4%
885.51 mg/l 200.37 mg/l
Nitrogen 1090 t/year 473 t/year 56.6%
62.81 mg/l 27.26 mg/l
Phosphorus 806 t/year 26 t/year 96.8%
46.45 mg/l 1.5 mg/l
* Concentration calculated using the annual load and the annual volume of wastewater treated.
Incoming and discharged loads (t/year)
See the data table
Graphical network summary
Network
Agglomerations : 1 Agglomeration : Malta South
(Generated
Network
Network
N
Network
reseau
1 DCP(S)
Discharge point: Ta' Barkat
(NA)

    Main treatment :
  • Network : Compliant
  • Network : Not compliant
  • Network : No information / Not relevant
    More stringent treatment :
    Performance :
  • Network : Pass performance
  • Network : Fail performance
  • Network : Not relevant

    Type :
  • N : Nitrogen removal
  • P : Phosphorus removal
  • UV : UV treatment
  • MICRO : Micro Filtration

    Type :
  • CHLOR : Chlorination
  • OZONE : Ozonation
  • SAND : Sand filtration
  • O : Other more stringent
    Discharge point :
  • Network : Discharge point
  • DCP(S) : Discharge point(s)
Waste Water Network Connexions
Linked agglomeration(s): 
Linked receiving area(s): 
Not available
Linked discharge point(s): 
Site information
Characteristics
 35.88110000
 14.55510000
Date of closing: 
Explanation for closing: 
ID of the successor: 

Not provided

Primary treatment: 
Yes
Secondary treatment: 
Yes
N removal: 
Yes
P removal: 
No
UV: 
No
Ozonation: 
No
Sand filtration: 
No
Chlorination: 
No
Micro filtration: 
No
Other treatment: 
No
Other type of more stringent treatment: 
Other type of more stringent : 

Not provided

ID of E-PRTR facility: 

Not provided

Accidents: 
No
Remarks: 
Wastewater bypasses took place due to extensive cleaning operations carried out on the plant during the year in view of the receipt of non-urban wastewater, farmyard waste in particular. Average annual uwwLoadEnteringUWWTP during 2016 was 357,055 p.e.
Forward looking aspect
Identified reason(s) for non compliance: 
Receipt of uncontrolled farmyard waste at the UWWTP
Measure(s) to reach the compliance needed for UWWTP: 
Disconnection of farmyard waste and/or pre-treatment of same before discharging to sewers
Load entering the UWWTP at the expected date of compliance (as planned): 
500000
Organic design capacity UWWTP (as planned): 
500000
Type of treatment UWWTP (as planned): 
2
Date or expected date of completion of preparatory measures (planning, design, etc): 
30 June 2018
Date or expected start date for works: 
01 November 2018
Date or expected date of completion of works: 
31 December 2019
Expected date of compliance (12 months of compliant samples) : 
31 December 2019
Forecast cost investment needed for the UWWTP (as in the national plan): 
0.00
Amount of (planned) EU funding needed: 
0.00
Any relevant comment on UWWTP: 
Installation of a strainpress on digestor feed by December 2018