Manneken Pis no longer peeing water down the drain
This week, a channel was constructed to gather the water being discharged by the Manneken Pis to redirect it back to the statue. The municipality is now intent on inspecting all the centrally located fountains to avoid similar waste. We should be setting an example, and encouraging everyone in Brussels to pay attention to their water consumption. The Manneken Pis, which attracts tourists in their thousands, is a copy of the original, which is in the nearby city museum.
It also embodies their sense of humour called zwanze  in the dialect of Brussels and their independence of mind. This site is served by the premetro station Bourse on lines 3 and 4 and the bus stops Grand Place and Cesar de Paepe. The earliest mention of the existence of Manneken Pis can be found in an administrative text, dating from —, about the water lines supplying the fountains of Brussels.