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Annual report 2014

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Helping to implement the Water Framework Directive in Flanders was once again one of Aquafin’s main tasks in 2014. In September, together with all our partners, we celebrated the fact that several bodies of water in the Kempen were very close to achieving “good condition”, the aim set by the Water Framework Directive. We still have a long way to go and, in the current economic circumstances, it will be a challenge to complete all projects yet to be implemented.

As a company, we also want to enhance our contribution to society by offering our customers solutions to problems that keep their citizens awake at night. In view of this, we launched our stormwater plan last year, which aims to make more room for water in public spaces and increase the amenity value for citizens.

The effort and budget required to maintain and replace existing supra-municipal infrastructure are also constantly increasing. We need this infrastructure to provide a sustainable, high-quality service. Our record treatment results for 2014 demonstrate our success in this area. Only one plant failed to reach the required standard. We are also losing less and less pollution load through in-depth analysis of incidents with internal or external causes, so that we know which actions we need to prioritise to avoid a repetition.

Continuous improvement is increasingly embedded in our activities. Internal preparations for ISO 55001 certification have given this added impetus. We aim to ensure that every euro we receive from our customers, municipal or supra-municipal, is well spent.

Aquafin mission

To develop reliable waste water and stormwater management, tailored to our customers’ requirements, with respect for those around us and the environment.