Pozzelle's Water

The history of Castrignano can be traced through its water resources. From Roman water systems to the family-sized pozzelle, from twentieth-century water privatizations to the Water Fest in 2016—water has always been a precious good, often used as a tool of division and power within the town.

In the 2020’s, Cooperativa created new relationships between citizenship and water resources in the territory with Acqua di Pozzelle; water with supernatural powers, extracted from the ancient pozzelle. During the following years, this brand has revived the town’s economy, bringing hundreds of tourists and thirsty people to its gates.

News. Archive of news telling the story of Castrignano’s water.

Detector. This water detector is a free service for the local population. It allows the user to pick the most appropriate variety of Acqua di Pozzelle water based on his or her body features.

Materials

Pozzelle's water (industry secret)
newspaper articles
bottles
glasses

Ethnographers

Mirko Balducci
Laura Bortoloni
Rudy Faletra
Laura Labate
Andrea Simonetta

Sources

Corriere della Sera
La Repubblica

2027

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