At water treatment plant located in Weiwerd, domestic wastewater is purified before it re-enters the surface water supply. The water is purified using relatively simple – but effective – natural processes . At this plant, man and nature are cooperating in a successful partnership. The sculpture depicts the central role of man in both polluting and then cleaning the water.
A large silhouette of a human figure stands at the entrance of the water treatment plant. Evergreen ivy grows up the sculpture and will partially cover the figure. Inside the crystal, three wavy neon lines flash in an alternating pattern, symbolizing the most common bacterial species (spirochetes) in the active bacterial mass.
One after the other, the neon lines begin to glow with an intense blue light, which starts on one side and flows through the entire form. The crystal lights up against the evening sky and appears to be filled with flowing water.
When evening falls, the wavy neon lines begin to glow with an intense blue light.