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La Cisterna de Riba-roja(Riba-roja de Túria)

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The town of Riba-Roja de Turia, although located near the river Turia, had to look for ways to get drinking water, as the river water was not enough. The Count of Revillagigedo ordered the construction of the Cistern in front of the manor house known as "Castillo". Very similar to a cistern, but supplied by the water from the Quint irrigation channel, the Cistern was filled in winter and was not used until the summer, so it was consumed filtered and fresh. Its dimensions and capacity are about 25 metres deep, 5 metres high and 5 metres wide, covering at least 500,000 litres. In 1960 and with the prohibition of using water from any well due to the danger of an outbreak of typhus, with drinking water in all the houses, the wells fell into disuse, using only those located next to the farmland for irrigation. Nowadays, it can be visited as part of the Water Route, organised by Tourist Info of Riba-roja de Túria.

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