Hydrobru has three main tasks:
- Supplying water of impeccable quality on a daily basis to almost a million inhabitants of Brussels as well as those who visit or work in the Regions and businesses
- Managing the sewerage system of the 19 Brussels communes
- Taking measures to avoid flooding of high-risk neighbourhoods
Hydrobru was formed on 1 July 1989 as the Intercommunale Bruxelloise de Distribution d'Eau (IBDE).
Activities and services
Hydrobru’s water supply tasks encompass the following activities and services:
- Maintaining and renewing of the supply network
- Setting up new connections for users
- Informing consumers about water quality, prices, their consumption, and their rights and obligations with regard to the consumption of water
- Providing assistance to the underprivileged to ensure that everyone has access to water
- Billing water consumption at a fair price, bearing in mind the investments needed to ensure impeccable quality
Brussels mains water is produced from water abstracted by the inter-communal association Vivaqua as well as a few other water suppliers outside the Region.
The management of communal sewerage systems and flooding prevention in the communes encompass:
- Managing storm water basins and sewers
- Monitoring the drainage system
- Managing the hydraulics of the drainage, rainwater and runoff systems
- Maintaining, renewing and extending the drainage system
- Managing the drainage system in an integrated way
Bodies represented in this inter-communal association
Hydrobru covers all 19 communes of the Brussels-Capital Region.
For more information on the composition of the current Hybrobru board and the annual activity report, see www.hydrobru.be (FR/NL).
In emergencies (water leaks, low rate of flow, supply cuts, discoloured water, flooding, drainage problems), call + 32 (0)2 739 52 11. The lines are open 24/7.
165,000 cubic metres of water are consumed in the Brussels-Capital Region every day. That is equivalent to 55 Olympic-sized swimming pools.(Source: Hydrobru website)