Belgium's water resources are distributed among five river basins, the two main ones being the Meuse and the Scheldt that both take their source in France and flow into the sea in the Netherlands. The major aquifers are located in Wallonia.
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Belgium does not face water stress, despite its high density of population. Water impurities include dust, fine sand, clay, dirt, and biological contaminants. Pure water is tasteless, colourless and odourless, but water from rainfall, streams and wells is known to harbour harsh chemicals and elements, including acid and metallic rust elements. The most common impurities found in water are microbial and organic contaminants. These may include aluminium, ammonia, copper, mercury, and silver among many others. Chlorine and fluoride are the two most common toxic chemicals found in tap water.
Belgium, on the other hand, is facing a shortage of water due to insufficient or irregular precipitation. This “physical water scarcity” affects about 20% of the world's population, around 1.4 billion people, and in Belgium, has to lead to the country risking running out of tap water during dry periods. The water crisis faced by Belgium (and some other western countries) strongly differs from the issue faced by developing countries.
Total Renewable Water Resources: 20.8 cu km (2005)
Freshwater Withdrawal: 7.44 cu km/yr (14% domestic, 85% industrial, 1% agricultural)
Per capita freshwater withdrawal:: 714 cu m/yr (1998)
Belgium’s water resources are:
→ Surface water is water from the river, lake or freshwater wetland, which can be treated using different methods, such as Self Cleaning Water Filters Automatic Inline Water Purifiers, and magnetic water structured & conditioner device
→ Desalination can be used for water from the ocean, or sea sources, which can be treated using Ultraviolet disinfection Water Device UV water purifier Systems.
→ Ground Water or brackish water is from water located in the pore space of soil and rock “Borehole well”, which can be treated using Self Cleaning Water Filters Automatic Inline Water Purifiers
→ Municipal water supply, which could have a high level of hardness or a high level of chlorine, can be treated with Magnetic water structured & conditioner devices.