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You have settled down in Malta and you have your own place to live in. It is now time to install important services like electricity, water, telephone and internet in your new home. You can also start thinking of how you can travel from place to place in Malta. This errand might seem like a huge responsibility. It can be stressful when you don’t know which company offers which service. However, we are here to help by giving you all the relevant information about services in Malta to make moving in a lot easier!
In Malta, electricity is provided to all households by Enemalta. Electricity in Malta is generated from three sources: the Delimara Power station, solar panels and through the Malta-Italy Interconnector. Those who have recently applied for electric services in their homes, will benefit from the free installation of a smart meter. These will make it easier for the consumer to keep an eye on their daily electricity consumption. Electricity is measured in kilo watts per hour (kWh). The price depends on how much electricity you use and on the service you have applied for.
Water is supplied by the Water Services Corporation (WSC). The company looks after reverse osmosis, sewage treatment, and water reservoirs in the Maltese Islands. They are also responsible for leakage detection. The company supports environmentally friendly technologies which reuse water. WSC also oversees the production of New Water in polishing plants. Therefore, water is obtained without affecting the water table. Tariffs can be found on the WSC website.
In Malta, internet and fixed line telephone services are provided by the same companies. The main service providers are Go Mobile and Melita. These companies also offer mobile phone services along with Vodafone. While Melita’s internet is the fastest on the island at 250 Mbps, Vodafone provides better rates for more mobile data. The quality and speed of your internet and call service depends on your location. All these companies offer a customer care service to help out in case of trouble. You can apply for a bundle consisting of internet, fixed line, television and mobile services and pay monthly.
Once your home is set up, you can also think of how to get around in Malta. The bus service in Malta offers a variety of routes linking every town and village together. Popular locations such as the larger towns and cities, hospitals, schools and tourist attractions, are provided with more frequent bus routes. However, if you are tight on time, or want to be less dependent on others, you can rent a car instead. In Malta, drivers must be at least 18 years old and in possession of a valid driver’s license. People drive on the left. Various companies offer long term car hire and even transport for commercial reasons. A list of these companies can be found on the airport website. It includes well-known companies like Avis, Goldcar and Europcar, among others.
For more information you can visit each company’s website. Should your difficulties remain, don’t hesitate to contact them through email, phone or by visiting their outlets. The Yellow Pages website will contain contact information for not only the companies mentioned in this article, but for any service you may need in the future.
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