Ethnografic

The main ethnographic elements within the community revolve around our abundance of fresh water (irrigation canals, water-saving basins, sinks, water mills, water wells or water cycles) and the economic establishments (houses, Wirtschaftshöfe, Hofräume, caves or stables).

Water is one of the main resources of Valleseco. For this reason you find several irrigation canals for the transport of water, as well as dams and irrigation canals. The most important are the Acequia de La Cumbre, La Acequia de Crespo, and la Acequia Honda (acequia = irrigation canal). Many projects were constructed so that the population could take advantage of our abundance water. These water resources became community gathering poinits were neighors would come together and work. Los lavaderos were made of stone and the people could wash their clothing and take away jugs of water for personal use. Nowadays, town's women still regularly use los lavadores. Not so with the old mills that had spread along the Acequia Honda, belonging to the la Heredad de Aguas de Arucas Firgas, of which only a few traces of use exist.