Domestic Water Supplies in Belgium
Understanding the Belgian water supply system and the different providers involved...
Each region has its own water company. To set up a contract the following information is required:
- The address of the property
- The name of the new occupant
- The moving-in date
- The meter reading
- Copy of the new occupant's passport or identity card
In the Brussels-Capital region the water supplier is the Intercommunale Bruxelloise de Distribution d'Eau (IBDE) / Brusselse Intercommunale voor Waterdistributie (BIWD)
- IBDE (in French) / BIWD (in Dutch)
At: Boulevard de l'Impératrice 17-19, 1000 Bruxelles
Tel: 02 518 81 11
- Emergency Service 24/7
Tel: 02 739 52 11
To set up a contract with IBDE/BIWD fill in a form (also available from the address above).
Note: the form must be signed by the new occupant and by the landlord or previous owner
If moving to a new property or one that has been left empty, a visit from an IBDE/BIWD agent will be required as the meter will need to be re-started.
The water company for the region of Flanders is the Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening, VMW.
- To find a local address and telephone number for the VMW: Click here
The water company for Wallonia is the Société Wallonne des Distributions d'Eau (SWDE).