Since April 25, 2010 the marketplace  has once again a water pump. The historical society unveiled on Heritage Day, a historic water pump on the marketplace. Leopoldsburg had a dozen of such pumps, they served for drinking water, to provide water for cleaning and as a social meeting place. After World War II they were demolished. In many gardens stood an iron pump as an ornament.

The pump that is now on the marketplace was in the eighties removed from the Kolonel Van Hees BekestraatVia Bob Van Baelen she ended up at the historical society. The technical service repaired the pump, gave her a tan and made a commemorative plaque. Due to technical reasons there is, unfortunately, now water coming out of it.

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The pump at the Place des Princes (since 1975 Bevrijdingsplaats)

 

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