An unacceptable waste in climate conscious times, according to the authorities in the belgian capital who discovered that a part of the avrinningsrännan missing, whereupon the ”kisset” run straight down into the ground.
the daily use of the five belgian households. How long the leak lasted, you don't know – but now is the end of it, " says stadsingenjör Regis Callens.
to Come to the boy's ”kiss” to drain down in a tank so that it then can be pumped up again.
– So that it really becomes a closed circle, " explains Callens.
The Manneken-Pis affected by the leak stands in a street corner in the tourist track in the old parts of Brussels. However, it is a copy, originalstatyn is available at the city museum. The legend says that the pictured boy in the 1600s saved the town by peeing on a flame, which might otherwise have been an explosive device to explode.
Benoit Hellings from the green party Ecolo, was not slow to make the policies of the kissande the boy.
"Our message to Brussels' inhabitants, to the belgians and all europeans is: If the Manneken-Pis can stop wasting water in unnecessarily then you can also do it.