Until Sat 16 April

Senne de crime. No Zenne to waste

Category
Multidisciplinary
Place
Musée des Egouts de la Ville de Bruxelles
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Senne de crime. No Zenne to waste

Description

Robots and researchers, citizens and engineers, all mobilized to improve the state of the river. Discover the complex water network stretching beneath your feet, the people involved in its management and the actions to improve our environment thanks to our mobile lab.

Robots and researchers, citizens and engineers, all mobilized to improve the state of the river. The quality of the Senne’s water remains a major challenge for Brussels! Discover the complex water network stretching beneath your feet, the people involved in its management and the actions to improve our environment thanks to our mobile lab, set up at the museum until March 2022.

Why is the quality of the Senne’s water so important today?

Inaugurated with great fanfare 150 years ago, the covering marks the beginning of a new era in the struggle against flooding, epidemics and unsanitary conditions. Alongside this vault, the sewer network was developed. Local people adopted the “everything into the sewers” approach to clean up the city, with the river serving as the underground receptacle for all waste and rain water…

For a long time, the Senne remained a waterway for draining waste water. The result by the beginning of the 21st century was extreme pollution. In the 2000s, waste water was purified at two treatment plants: Brussels North and Brussels South. There was a perceptible improvement of the biological and chemical quality of the river’s water. But when it rains, the spillways send the excess water of the sewers into the Senne and the canal.

Robots and researchers, citizens and engineers, all mobilized to improve the state of the river. The quality of the Senne’s water remains a major challenge for Brussels!

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Dates

Friday, November 26, 2021 — Saturday, April 16, 2022

Timetable

Monday     Closed
Tuesday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Friday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday     Closed

Place

Musée des Egouts de la Ville de Bruxelles

Porte d'Anderlecht
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 279 43 83
M. musea@brucity.be
http://www.sewermuseum.brussels

Prices

Normal: €8.00
Children: €0.00
Article 27: €1.25

Target audience

Youth 12-15 yr.
Youth 15-18 yr.
Schools

Languages

French
Dutch
English

Organiser

Sewers Museum - Museums of the City of Brussels