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Openbedrijvendag - Journée Découverte Entreprises*: a great success for AQUIRIS The water treatment station welcomed no fewer than 7500 visitors

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The water treatment station welcomed no fewer than 7500 visitors

AQUIRIS took part in Openbedrijvendag - Journée Découverte Entreprises* for the first time on Sunday 3rd October 2010, an event which enjoyed resounding success. Some 7500 visitors flocked to the Brussels-North water treatment station.

The public were offered a behind-the-scenes look at the largest water treatment station in Belgium in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors were able to find out about the workings of the highly technical process used to treat the wastewater produced by Brussels’ 1.4 million inhabitants. Guided tours were held in French and Dutch to heighten awareness of issues related to water and water treatment among visitors, young and old alike.

The visit was exciting for the children. The public were not only able to follow the water’s journey through the station, but also had an opportunity to visit the laboratory where the quality of the treated water is measured continually and at each stage of the treatment process.

Visitors also discovered how AQUIRIS transforms the residual sludge from the water treatment process into sand which is then re-used in the building. Recycling to the greatest extent possible is one of AQUIRIS’ primary aims.

AQUIRIS addresses environmental issues on a daily basis. To this end, the station draws on the expertise of the VEOLIA group, AQUIRIS’ parent company and world leader in the field of water treatment.

The AQUIRIS team wishes to thank everyone who visited on Openbedrijvendag/Journée Découverte Entreprises*. The station is also open to the public for guided tours by request every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 or 13:30.

Guided tours can be booked by telephoning +32 (0)2 243 96 60, e-mailing contact@aquiris.be or completing the form on the contact page of the website.

A great illustration of the positive atmosphere that prevails among the staff at AQUIRIS!
The AQUIRIS team, who had their families visiting the station, spontaneously rolled up their sleeves to help and contribute to the overwhelming success of the event. Everyone was positively surprised by the great interest of the public and the AQUIRIS team spontaneously took over the guided tours.

* Business Open Day

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