The stability of buildings situated along Louvain Road in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode was confirmed on Friday afternoon by experts commissioned by Bruxelles-Mobilité, which manages transport infrastructure in the Belgian capital, and the commune’s authorities. This was disclosed on Friday by the water production and distribution company, Vivaqua, which said the drinking water supply has been restored to lots 209 to 221, while a back-up system has been set up for lots 197 to 207.
On Thursday, a burst water main had caused two large holes to develop on Louvain Road, and some of the people living along it had to be evacuated.
The mayor of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode said on Friday morning that, according to the independent experts sent to the area, the evacuees could return home. Vivaqua’s announcement is therefore likely to be welcomed by area residents.
Vivaqua also said it had placed bags of sand across the Louvain Road beyond the two sinkhole to avoid any additional damage. Regarding the repairing of the burst water main, Vivaqua indicated that it had contacted a contractor to clear and fill the area.