42. Locally-sourced water
The Trinitat Nova receiving station tank is the room set aside for recovering the memory of a long tradition of using and managing locally-sourced water in the area bounded by the Collserola mountain range, the River Besòs and Montjuïc.
Locally-sourced water, meaning water which falls on the land as rain or gets there from other nearby places as runoff, has historically shaped the development of the towns and villages on the Barcelona plain, and until the industrial era it fashioned relations between society and the territory. It was a close and constant relationship given that water was crucial in many areas including food, agricultural productivity and power for the mills.