Mina Pública d’Aigües de Terrassa. The heart of the industrial city

Mina Pública d’Aigües de Terrassa. The heart of the industrial city

"Mina Pública d'Aigües de Terrassa" is an exhibition explaining how water was brought to the town of Terrassa, from the very earliest days thanks to the initiative of a number of industrialists, to provide power for the textile industry, with a tunnel being built to draw water for public use. The company Mina Pública d'Aigües de Terrassa, S.A. has served the city non-stop from 1842 down to the present day.

The Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia has recreated the exhibition at the entrance to the original power plants of the former Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover factory, providing the displays with a particularly suitable ambience corresponding to the workplace of the company's employees, supplementing the reconstruction of the water tunnel with a setting of great interest itself, namely the coal stores.

Behind the taps we use every day there hides an extensive array of pumps, pipes, tanks and comprehensive analytical and quality control of the water, along with the hugely important work performed by hundreds of men and women every day, to perform the miracle of drawing water, making it drinkable, analysing it and piping it to our homes, factories and cities, with the utmost health guarantees.

Areas:

  1. WATER IN THE VAPOR AYMERICH, AMAT I JOVER
  2. WATER FOR THE CITY: INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLIC USES
  3. CREATION OF THE MINA PÚBLICA D'AIGÜES DE TERRASA, SA
  4. RUNNING WATER: QUALITY AND QUANTITY CONTROL
  5. WATER TODAY
  6. TERRASSA, NETWORK OF WATER TUNNELS
  7. RECREATION OF A WATER TUNNEL