Cantoria's City Council is finishing the cleaning of the manholes and ditches that used to irrigate the area's payment. These pipes, which make up the entire network of pipes that takes advantage of the torrential downpours and natural outlets of naturally occurring natural deposits, are being put into service by the City Council. This ancient irrigation system was established by the Romans. However, the Arab civilization brought it to life. The riverbeds were cleaned by neighbors, some up to 1.5m high. However, they became ineffective with the advent of pumping wells. These pumps now run the crops and are still available. traditional.
The majority of the route was rehabilitated, but it had been collecting alluvium and other weeds for over 70 years. The network became so clogged that it was no longer viable. Most of its contributions come from water that would otherwise go unutilized.
It has a special meaning for us, and it does not have to do with the beautiful irrigation system that is visible now and attracts the attention many neighbors who have never experienced it in action. It's about preserving a piece of our history, and that is exactly making them work for the purpose they were designed. Many parts of the route have undeniable archaeological value. Therefore, a manual cleaning was done to preserve them. However, Puri Sanchez, Cantoria mayor, says that allowing the water to circulate and recover its usefulness is the best way to keep them alive.
The manholes and ditches allow water to be directed from the boulevards during downpours. This generates vital rain, which does not force the wells that supply the population. The owners of the payments are often small family farms with very few workers. In these cases, the return to the boqueras has provided an incentive to restore some of the crops that were arranged on terraces.
The traditional flow has been restored to around 2,000 meters of pipes. The boqueras are a practical agricultural solution that is in keeping with the morphological, climatic and cultural conditions of southeastern Spain. They capture water from the torrential downpours and allow it to reach the soil. This will allow the area to sustain crops for long periods of time if properly cultivated and prepared. The boquera also introduces silt and organic materials into the terraces. This enriches the soil's composition, water retention capacity, and fertility.