Corporate Identity Sheet
 

Company

SPGE - The Public Water Management Company

Legal Status of Company

Public Limited Company (Société Anonyme - SA) incorporated under Belgian Law

General Manager

Mr. Jean-Claude Marcourt - President of the Board of Directors

Mr. Jean-François Breuer - President of the Steering Committee

Email

jean-francois.breuer@spge.be

Main Activities

  • Collection
  • Sewage and Waste Water Treatment

Address

Place Monseigneur Heylen 4

Post Code

5000

Town

Namur

Country

Belgique

Tel

081/251 930

Fax

081/251 948

Turnover

43,968,000 € (2001)

Staff

31.5 FTE

 
Particular Areas of Competence
 
  • Energy (production, transport, distribution, conservation and utilities)
 
Description of the Company
 

1. Public treatment of waste water and sewage

The Government has tasked the SPGE, together with the sewage treatment operators, to ensure the public treatment of domestic waste water. This implies the establishment and construction of public waste treatment systems such as treatment stations and mains drainage systems.

Overriding priority is given to settlements with more than 2,000 Inhabitant Equivalents (IEs) as the European Union has decided that the waste water from such settlements must be processed through treatment systems before 31 December 2005.

Certain settlements with less than 2,000 Inhabitant Equivalents (IEs) may also have treatment plants installed where there is a major environmental protection argument.

2. Protecting Water Collection Sites

In co-operation with the bodies authorised to retain, or extract, water, SPGE undertakes, and finances, the necessary works to protect such sites on the basis of the action programme decided by the government.

3. Sewer Systems - A Priority

The SPGE has been mandated by the Government of Wallonia to ensure, in cooperation with the relevant local authorities, as a priority that sewer systems are constructed for settlements with more than 2,000 Inhabitant Equivalents (IEs).

Investment Programme 2001-2004 .

(Millions of Euro)
Sewage Treatment
Collection Site
Protection


Priority Sewer
Systems

2001
131,39
14,48
pm
2002
333,80
8,09
22,10
2003
294,77
17,52
45,10
2004
191,93
17,61
45,99