The set of valves incorporated comes from Guadalest pipeline and has been in service for over 40 years
Benidorm expands the open-air Water Museum with pieces donated by the Marina Baixa Consortium
The open-air Water Museum, located in the surroundings of Séquia Mare Park, has expanded its collection with the addition of new pieces donated to the City Council by the Marina Baixa Water Consortium, as reported today by the acting mayor , Ana Pellicer, and the councillor for Water Cycle, José Ramón González de Zárate.
The acting mayor explained that "the hydraulic parts incorporated come from the Guadalest pipeline, the most important in the region's supply system." It is "a set of valves that has been in service for more than 40 years, specifically between 1972 and 2015". Pellicer has pointed out that "these pieces are in addition to those already installed in the museum, which were donated at the time by the Consortium and by the Hidraqua concessionaire company and which correspond to Benidorm supply network."
Pellicer, who manages the department of Historical and Cultural Heritage, recalled that “this open-air museum, located next to the last section that runs on public land of the Reg Major de l'Alfàs, better known as La Séquia Mare, is a story of a passage from Benidorm's past, while illustrating and highlighting the important hydraulic network of the city and also of the region ”.
The acting mayor has indicated that "both this Water Museum, and the Agricultural Museum located below, constitute another attraction for people who walk around the Séquia Mare Park"; and she thanked La Marina Baixa Water Consortium "for their generosity in giving us these pieces", which in recent days have been installed by the municipal Technical Services.