You discharge waste water into the sewage system but the brand-new Technotron building does more than that: it draws fresh sewage water. It has a direct pipeline to the purification plant in Bennekom for research purposes.
In other words, there is nothing quite like real sewage water from the point of view of a researcher. Hence the sewage tap. 'So you can tell them at home that every time they go to the toilet, they are making a contribution to science', says Grotenhuis to the reporter from Bennekom. The sewage tap is an example of how far the Environmental Technology researchers are prepared to go. A tour round the new building, which officially opens today, shows the researchers have pretty much everything they could wish for. Incidentally, the building already came into use in April. Technotron has space for around one hundred researchers.