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The Gozo Aqueduct is an aqueduct on the island of Gozo, Malta. It was built by the British between 1839 and 1843 to transport water from Għar Ilma in the limits of Kerċem to the capital Victoria.[1][2][3] A reservoir was built within the ditch of the Cittadella to store water which most probably stored water coming from the Citadella itself.[4] An obelisk was built near the reservoirs to commemorate the opening of the aqueduct.[5]

Gozo Aqueduct
Aquädukt auf gozo.JPG
Ruins of the Gozo Aqueduct
Coordinates36°2′56.5″N 14°13′38.4″E / 36.049028°N 14.227333°E / 36.049028; 14.227333
BeginsKerċem
EndsVictoria
History
Construction start1839
Opened1843
Commemorative obelisk

The aqueduct was eventually closed and it was replaced by a system of pipes and electrical pumps. The aqueduct is now in ruins, but some of the arches still stand.[5]

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  1. ^ page. 131.
  2. ^ Malta and Gozo
  3. ^ p. 63.
  4. ^ "Ditch - Cittadella" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Aqueducts". Visit Gozo. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015.