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The "Peeing Boy": Brussels' Landmark Statue Will No Longer Waste Water

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:26 PM

Brussels' famous landmark, the Manneken-Pis, is an insouciant celebration of going with the flow but even carefree little boys can go too far. City authorities recently discovered that a fault in the 400-year-old statue's plumbing was causing him to pee away 2.5 tonnes of water a day. In 2019, such waste is an environmental no-no. Brussels' energy technician points at the Manneken-pis landmark statue.