River Bocq water supply

River Bocq water supply


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The Bocq is a small river in the Ardennes, flowing into the Meuse, with its source about 70 kilometres from Brussels centre. A technically ingenious project to divert some of the waters from the Bocq to increase the Brussels water supply began supplying the communes in the 1890s. This work was done by the Société Intercomunale des Eaux, now CIBE, one of Belgium's leading water companies, founded in 1891.

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Bocq River Goddess

St Gilles began receiving water from the Bocq in 1896. The commune, wishing ...

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Inter communal water supply

DeRaed (the fountain and plinth) and Dillens (the sculpture "La Source") each...

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The Water Carrier

Installed in 1901. Pollution-damaged, the statue was replaced with a copy on...

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