“climate change is a fact,” says Gantman. “The drought keeps longer, the storms are shorter and more heavily. Therefore, we start in Antwerp with pick-up of the water that is on the muted zuiderdokken. It can locally be converted in drinkable water and should not, therefore, first the sewage systems and then purified by Aquafin. Layers of the work there, not silent, the system would next year of 1,200 families with water.”
Also, the City will collect rain water and convert it into drinkable water. Then there was work to be done. Because when the renovation will start, is not yet clear. The plans will be submitted in may, there must still be negotiated with the owner of the underground parking and The Line. “We hope after the bouwverlof as quickly as possible from start to be able to go,” says Anne-Katrien French, spokesman of Vessels for Development Annick De Ridder (N-VA). “An exact date we can not yet give.”the 1,300-kilometre sewage
Gantman is an inhabitant of antwerp, the car park, he forgets not. “We want to be everywhere in Flanders started to be a lot more water to be recycled. A project of around 3 billion euro over a period of a hundred years. We will 1.300 kilometres of sewer need to adapt and a further 2500 kilometres of water pipes,” says Gantman.
“In the nineteenth century we have the water from the cities excluded,” continues the chairman. “Water was dirty, they brought the bacteria and filth. But with relatively simple technology and little place - the plants are compact - can we get the water back to the city. It will be no longer our enemy, but an ally.”