Flanders sets aside 0.5 billion euros for drainage, pure water
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
The Flemish Government announced on Wednesday that it had released 0.5 billion euros in funding for a multiannual plan aimed at further developing drainage and water purification in Flanders. While the number of Flemish households connected to a sewage treatment system has doubled in 20 years, one in eight Flemish people still has their wastewater discharged into the environment without any treatment.
To meet existing European regulations, Flanders needs to retreat wastewater generated by half a million residents, at an estimated cost of four billion euros. The last deadline for that has been set at 2027.