Water sources Limburg - Schinveld forests

Hiking in Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Hiking route 1308163

Provided by: WML

1921 99
7.3 km
01:48 h
412 kcal
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A relatively unknown green pearl on the border: the Schinveldse woods. In some places seepage water comes to the surface through two thick impermeable clay layers in the soil. Nature offers protection for the drinking water sources and helps to keep the groundwater as clean as possible.

Hidden in the Schinveld forests is WML 's pumping station Schinveld. The forest gradually turns into the moist grasslands along the Red Brook. WML annually pumps 4 billion liters of water here, which accounts for about 5% of Limburg's drinking water supply.

This walking route takes you past the various water extraction wells and the pumping station where the groundwater is purified by means of marble filtration, among other things.

Enjoy this walking morning. So walk responsibly. That means:

  • stay on roads and paths;
  • do not damage plants;
  • take waste with you;
  • keep the dog on a leash and clean up the poo.

Discover where your water comes from at limburgsdrinkwater.nl .

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# Description Distance
Bezoekerscentrum Roode Beek (Rodebach - Roode Beek, 6451 PS , Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Bezoekerscentrum Roode Beek (Aan de Voeëgelsjtang , 6451 PS , Schinveld, Limburg, Nederland) 7.26 km

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  • Schinveld, Limburg
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