Today's highly developed Berliner Wasserbetriebe provides drinking water to 3.9 million people in Berlin and Brandenburg. Berliner Wasserbetriebe stands for tradition. The first water works in Berlin started operation in 1856. In addition to supplying water, it is responsible for the ecological disposal and treatment of wastewater. Berliner Wasserbetriebe also offers a broad spectrum of technical and commercial services for industry and municipal authorities.