The company was established in 1990 by the Flemish government, which is also its sole shareholder. Its mission is to design, prefinance, build and operate all supra-municipal infrastructure needed to treat domestic wastewater and to optimise all main sewer and sewage treatment plants which Aquafin took over from the Flemish Environmental Agency. Outside Flanders Aquaplus (a 100% subsidiary) is active in sewage treatment and also towards industrial companies in Flanders. In 2004 the RI-ANT project started (together with the Antwerp Water Works), which takes over the management and the maintenance of the sewerage network of Antwerp.
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Picture of a Dorr sandtrap at the Aquafin waste water treatment plant of Huldenberg.
Sedimentation tank at a large scale conventional sewage treatment plant in Merchtem