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Technical assistance fot the concession of water intake, Henares river.

watercourse return point photo In the 16th century, Cardinal Cisneros bought the Borgoñón mill to donate it to the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso. This mill is powered by a water diversion tank through which almost 3,000 L/s have circulated. However, after years of disuse, the mill and the watercourse need to carry out works to integrate them into the urban landscape of the city.

Last may, the Council of Alcalá de Henares formalized a contract that seeks to improve the river environment, which is in tune with the large recreational area of the College Island composed of urban gardens of the European Horizon 2020 project, sports courts, parks and walks.

The works in the mill watercourse will consist of cleaning and recovering the watercourse and putting it into service, respecting at all times the riverside vegetation, the gallery forest and the fauna that has been established throughout these years, allowing the citizens of Alcalá de Henares enjoy this space.

From Abakal we hope that this objective is fulfilled and that the people of Alcalá take advantage of all the possibilities that the College Island, the watercourse of the Mill and the Henares river can offer them.

Press release Council of Alcalá de Henares

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