Manneken Pis Has Been Wasting Drinking Water, What A Dick!


The statue of Manneken Pis, the little boy who symbolises the spirit of the people of Brussels, is doing his bit for the environment. Until now, the boy has – as most of us do – been turning drinking water into his own personal fountain. But in his case, he was going through 1,000 to 2,500 litres of water a day: clean, fresh water straight into the sewers of the capital, the equivalent of as many as ten households. From now on, Manneken Pis will no longer pee clean fresh drinking water, but use water from a closed circuit – the water he pees out will be recirculated and used again in an almost endless cycle.