As the Inter-Authority Agency for drinking water production
in the sub-basin of the River Sambre, AQUASAMBRE, operates
the public water supply in the six towns and local authority
areas of Charleroi and its immediate neighbourhood (the
Province of Hainaut).
AQUASAMBRE supplies approximately 257,000 people through
the 100,000 subscribers connected to its network.
The water supplied by AQUASAMBRE comes exclusively from
wells drilled into the underground carboniferous limestone
aquifer. AQUASAMBRE produced 12,250,000 cubic metres of
water in 2002.
With a probable restructuring of the water production
and distribution sector in the Walloon Region ahead and
a regrouping of agencies by sub-basin, AQUASAMBRE should
play a key driving role in the sub-basin of the Sambre.