The fight against floods

VIVAQUA contributes to the Brussels Region flood control initiatives via its operational management of most of the Brussels storm water basins, a task it began to perform in 2001.


The basins have to be ready at all times to accommodate large quantities of water in the event of heavy rain. The water is diverted into the basin as soon as it exceeds a certain level in the drainage system, in order to avoid flooding.


Afterwards, VIVAQUA is required to inspect the storm water basins to repair any damage as soon as possible and bring the installations back into service ready to cope with any future storms.