Taking a leak

Manneken Pis – the ‘peeing boy’ – by renowned baroque sculptor Jérôme Duquesnoy in Brussels is a major tourist attraction.

i2O Blog - Take a leakIf you visit it, you might be disappointed though as it tops some polls of the most disappointing landmarks in the world.

You would have been even more disappointed to learn that the statue has been pissing drinking water away for years straight into the sewer. At a rate of up to 2,500 litres a day.

Energy technician Régis Callens is said to have made the discovery when a meter was installed.

A temporary fix means that the water is now recycled, and a more permanent fix is planned.