Manneken Pis no longer peeing water down the drain

Country
Belgium (BE)
Score
7.08
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-03-26 (UTC)
ID
13433439

Famed Belgian statue wasted 1,000 to 2,500 litres of fresh clean drinking water each day For four centuries the celebrated Manneken Pis – the “peeing boy” in the local Dutch dialect – has embodied the laissez-faire culture of the Belgians. But, to the surprise of officials in the city of Brussels, it has emerged that the bronze statue had been weeing fresh clean drinking water – some 1,000 to 2,500 litres of it a day, sufficient for the use of 10 households – directly into the city’s sewers. Continue reading...