Vivaqua is an inter-communal association with the following tasks:
- Ensuring continuity in the provision of high-quality drinking water
- Providing a good service that satisfies customers
- Responding to the demand for total quality management
Vivaqua was originally formed under the name CIBE in 1891, but changed its name to Vivaqua in September 2006.
Activities and services
Vivaqua’s activities cover the entire water cycle in all three regions of the country: studying, building, operating and improving water abstraction, treatment, conveyance, storage, supply and sewerage.
Specifically in the Brussels-Capital Region, Vivaqua:
- Provides the water supplied by Hydrobru, the Brussels inter-communal association tasked with water supply and sewerage
- Takes on the administrative, technical and commercial activities connected with the supply of water and the management of sewer networks on behalf of Hydrobru
- Operates the Brussels-Capital Region’s Sud purification plant, located on the boundary of Forest and Anderlecht
- Runs a laboratory in Uccle tasked with giving peace of mind to the authorities, its customers and the general public that the water produced and supplied is in full compliance with the legal norms
Bodies represented in this inter-communal association
As an inter-communal association that straddles more than one region, Vivaqua covers all 19 communes of the Brussels-Capital Region, 4 communes of the Walloon Region and 15 communes of the Flemish Region. It has the status of a cooperative with limited liability (SCRL).
The composition of the Vivaqua Board (FR/NL) is available on the Vivaqua website.
Visit a water abstraction plant to learn more about this fascinating process. You can make an appointment on the Vivaqua website.
Most of the water produced by Vivaqua comes from Wallonia, although water is also abstracted from the Forêt de Soignes and the Bois de la Cambre(Source: Vivaqua website)