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Wastewater is collected via the sewage system, which consists of pipes, drains and collectors. This system transports the wastewater to the treatment plant. Inside the plant, the wastewater is separated into two categories: purified water, which is discharged back into its natural habitat, and sludge, which is treated on site.
The Brussels-North wastewater treatment plant was built along the Willebroek canal, near the Buda Bridge. The Senne River, which flows under the city of Brussels, resurfaces at the site entrance and flows through the entire length of the site. The treatment plant consists of four large areas, each with a specific role in the water treatment process: the first two (Quadrants 1 and 2) are situated on the left bank of the Senne, while the other two (Quadrants 3 and 4) are located on the right bank, an area which also includes natural reserve land.
Wet weather treatment
Woluwe/Haren pumping station
Natural reserve land
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