Water lifting machines that began to be used from the second half of the 19th century, although their general use in the Valencia region occurred mostly during the first decades of the 20th century. They address technical limitations of traditional wells or springs. These machinations could delve into the groundwater to a greater depth. The first engines ran on steam, later used the poor quality of gas, and eventually the electricity. A look at the landscape of the Horta agricultural gardens today, allows us to detect their presence in a discontinuous series of washed houses where inside are kept the machinery and tools necessary for its use and maintenance. Many of the owners of these motors, associated with cooperatives, are also often users Royal Irrigation Canal of Montcada.
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